ST. PAUL, Minn. - The U of M student found dead inside a frat house near the St. Paul Campus has been identified as a promising young man from a small community in South Dakota.

His family released a statement Friday honoring the memory of 20-year-old Dylan Fulton of St. Lawrence, SD, and hoping nobody else has to experience the pain they are now feeling.

"It is with a very heavy heart that I share this, but I want people to know the real Dylan and not let this horrific, unimaginable tragedy define the man Dylan truly was. This could have been anyone’s son/brother/grandson/nephew/cousin.....GOOD KID."

"Dylan was a hard working, responsible, peace making, animal loving, family oriented, fun-loving, witty Goofball!!," the family statement continued. "He had an infectious personality. He was a great friend and care taker to many. He was a 4.0 student throughout his educational career and was Valedictorian of his 2017 class. He maintained his 4.0 at the U of Minnesota and made the Deans List. Dylan received a full ride to attend the U of M."

Police spokesman Steve Linders says officers were called to the Alpha Gamma Rho house on the 2000 block of Carter Avenue around 5 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a non-responsive male. They found Fulton dead inside the house. Several people who were present in the house were taken to police headquarters for questioning. All are described as being cooperative.

"We are saddened to learn of the death of one of our students," said Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Maggie Towl in a statement. "The St. Paul Police Department is leading the investigation of this death. They will handle any related questions. During this time of need, support and counseling is available to any members of the University community who need it. Students are encouraged to contact Boynton Health or Student Counseling Services for assistance."

Linders says alcohol may have played a role in Dylan's death, but adds that there is no indication of hazing or anything involving an initiation. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the student's cause of death.

Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) is a professional-social agriculture fraternity with 72 current university chapters. AGR says the student was a member.

AGR issued a statement on Wednesday saying in part:

"Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Fraternity was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of a 20-year-old sophomore brother in our University of Minnesota Chapter in St. Paul. Alpha Gamma Rho chapter leaders notified campus police and local authorities immediately after fraternity members discovered the young man was medically unresponsive this morning. Local authorities are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. AGR will defer to the public safety agencies for all related information. AGR chapter advisers are on campus today to support the collegiate brothers."

Here is the full statement from Dylan Fulton's family.

It is with a very heavy heart that I share this but I want people to know the real Dylan and not let this horrific, unimaginable tragedy define the man Dylan truly was. This could have been anyone’s son/brother/grandson/nephew/cousin.....GOOD KID.

Dylan was a hard working, responsible, peace making, animal loving, family oriented, fun-loving, witty Goofball!! He had an infectious personality. He was a great friend and care taker to many. He was a 4.0 student throughout his educational career and was Valedictorian of his 2017 class. He maintained his 4.0 at the U of Minnesota and made the Deans List. Dylan received a full ride to attend the U of M. He was very involved and held many offices throughout high school including FFA and placed 1st at the South Dakota State Convention which qualified him and his teammates for Nationals in Farm Business Management.

Most recently he was an officer for his fraternity. He was a leader and was respected and looked up to by many. He directed plays as well as participating in them. He would often step up and motivate the crowd in supporting the team. He was involved in sports and rodeo. He loved spending time with his family especially his cousins.

Dylan will be missed and we hope that nothing like this ever happens to your loved ones.

Please keep my family in your prayers especially Paul, Kayleen, Wyatt, Mackayln and Jenna.

WE LOVE YOU DYLAN!!!