Family still waiting for details on UNCW student's death
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New details about a UNCW student found dead in his apartment last week. Although we still do not know exactly what killed freshman Bryce Scott, we have new details on how he was found.

A call to New Hanover County Dispatch Friday morning came from a father looking for answers. Wallace Scott called to report his son Bryce missing just a day before the UNCW student's 19th birthday.

"The last we heard from him was Wednesday night," Scott told the operator. "My ex-wife has been trying to reach him non-stop since that point, but we talked to people that are in his fraternity, and he didn't show up to a function Wednesday night. No one's been in touch with him."

Scott made the call while driving from Cary to check on his son.

Before Scott arrived at the Reserves at Forest Hills, a maintenance worker found Bryce dead. Dispatch notes say Bryce was cold and not breathing, half on the couch and half on the floor. First responders say there was a bong on the floor.

We talked to Wallace Scott by phone Thursday. He says his family is distraught by the loss of his son. He says Bryce was a good kid who made some poor choices in his life.

Scott says the family is still waiting to find out exactly how Bryce died. He says police told him it could be months before they know all the details.

A medical examiner told WWAY today toxicology tests could take six to eight weeks.

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He very well may have just had overprotective parents, or he may have been the type of kid to call home any day. I didn't know Bryce personally, but as a member of UNCW's Greek Community I know that his TKE brothers would have felt something was wrong after he missed their event and wasn't heard from the next day. You can't just disappear in the Greek community without notice. I think of it as more of a blessing that his dad and brothers were worried this early on. Had he not been in a frat or had concerned parents, his body could have potentially laid there for days before anyone noticed.

HIS FAMILY, (AND MAYBE HIS FRAT BROS.) KNOW SOMETHING. ELSE WHY WOULD THEY BE SO WORRIED, SO SOON? DID THE PARENTS TRY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A FRIEND? OR THE SCHOOL? EVEN SO, MY SYMPATHIES ARE WITH YOU FOR YOUR LOSS.

after two days of not hearing from their son...hardly too soon to worry. I'm sure the parents wish they knew something.

worried so soon? if your son doesn't return your calls or texts and misses a frat function - and you know that isn't normal behavior.. you must not be a parent. too soon for me wouldn't be soon enough.

I AM A PARENT. WOULDN'T YOU BE CHECKING THINGS OUT BEFORE LETTING 2 DAYS PASS? WASN'T HE IN CONTACT WITH SOME ONE DAILY AT SCHOOL? FRAT. BROS.?

Everybody needs to stop speculating. Clearly the parents would have had an idea that something was wrong before he was actually found. Who is anybody to say that his parents weren't concerned. Teenagers are notorious for being hard to get in touch with and everyone's relationship with his or her family is different. Who are you to say that his parents should have looked into it sooner? Thank you for sharing what you would have done in hindsight, if this were your son, but who says that wouldve changed the outcome? Regardless, his parents lost their son. Have some sympathy.

you're initial post is confusing