The house in Westport where the party took place two weeks and Keith was allegedly assaulted.

David Keith ‘13, the Fairfield student assaulted at a Westport party attended by almost 100 Fairfield students two weeks ago, is making a speedy recovery and has returned to classes, according to his father, also named David.

After spending four days in the intensive care unit at Norwalk hospital, Keith was taken home.

“He is lucky to be alive,” said his father David Keith Sr.

Even though authorities have interviewed Brian Chung, the University freshman who hosted the party in his parent’s Westport home, and about 40 University students, police have still not been able to account for Keith’s whereabouts for about an hour before he was found unconscious in a driveway by a neighbor around 1 a.m on Feb. 6.

One “person of interest,” a Fairfield student, has left the state and has obtained a lawyer, according to an interview with Lt. Vincent Penna in Westport News. There is also another student from Manhattanville College that police are hoping will turn out leads and help their investigation.

“I wouldn’t call them suspects at this point, I would say they have information that we need,” Penna said in the article.

“The main thing that sets them apart is that they’re refusing to speak to us. Their involvement in what occurred is a mystery,” he continued.

Keith maintains his son’s innocence and claims the incident to be a result of mistaken identity.

“How he ended up there is crazy,” he said. “This was a full-out beating.”

Westport police, who are heading the investigation, are narrowing suspects through continued interviews, while David Keith is recovering and working to figure out what happened.
“We’re piecing things together,” said Keith Sr. “but more eyes would help.”

The University continues to help Westport authorities in their  investigations concerning involved students. Dean of Students Tom Pellegrino is in correspondence with both Keith’s family and the Westport Police Department.

Like Westport authorities, David Keith’s father is calling for anyone with information to come forward.

“Anybody who was witnessed this can help bring these kids to justice.”

If you have any information, please contact Det. Harsche of the Westport Police Department at 203-341-6080.

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