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Washington State University's fraternity leader's death may have been alcohol-related, investigators say



Alcohol may be blamed for the death of a fraternity brother at Washington State University (WSU), investigators say, as the school on Tuesday canceled all fraternity and sorority events in the meantime.

Members of Alpha Tau Omega called 911 after a 19-year-old fraternity member – whose identity has not yet been released – was found unresponsive. Students at the house tried to perform CPR to no avail, NBC News reported.

When the first responders arrived at the house off campus around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the teens were unconscious and did not breathe, Pullman Police Operations Commander Jake Opgenorth said according to reports from the KREM. Doctors later pronounced the student dead.

USC STUDENT FOUND DEAD OFF CAMPUS IS UNIVERSITY & # 39; S 9 DEATH THIS SEMESTER, REPORT SUBMITTED

The Whitman County Coroner's Office has not yet released the official cause of death. Police said alcohol may have played a role, but did not elaborate.

"In response to this situation, all brothers and sororities within WSU's Greek community have self-imposed an immediate suspension of all social events for the rest of the holiday," WSU spokesman Phil Weiler said in a news release.

This was not the first time WSU's fraternity has been examined; In October 201

6, a 21-year-old WSU student was found dead inside a bedroom at Pi Kappa Phi's fraternity. The medical examiner's office determined that the student died of intoxication from a combination of methadone and alprazolam, also known as Xanax.

Days ago, a 19-year-old beginner at San Diego State University (SDSU) died after leaving a frat party, investigators said.

A roommate in Dylan Hernandez called the police after discovering that Hernandez did not have a pulse when he returned to the residence. Paramedics rushed him to a hospital last Thursday, and he died on Sunday.

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His specific cause of death was unclear.

After his death, SDSU was suspended 14 of its fraternity when a university police investigation revealed allegations that a fraternity was involved in any misunderstanding.


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