UPDATE: No Indication of Suicide, Foul Play in Garrett Reid's Death
Lehigh University chief of police Edward Shupp said that foul play and suicide have been ruled out (UPDATE: Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane, who relayed that report on his Twitter, revised his original report, noting that "there was no indication" of suicide or foul play) as possible causes for Garrett Reid’s death. An Eagles team official, not Andy Reid, found the body at 7:20 a.m. and police were quickly on the scene.
Garrett was pronounced dead by the coroner.
There is no official cause of death and an autopsy is said to be completed in the next 24-48 hours. But, Garrett had many drug problems in the past. He was sentenced to 23 months in jail following a 2007 incident in which he caused an accident while high on heroin. After seven months, he went to a halfway house, where he flunked a drug test and was sent back to prison.
There are some lengthy articles – from the Inquirer (here and here), Philly Mag (here) and AOL (here) – about Reid family struggles with drugs, which were well publicized. Andy's younger son, Britt, was also arrested on drug-related charges.
The Phillies held a moment of silence for Garrett before today's game.