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According to investigators, the death of a Washington State University member may be linked to alcohol



Alcohol could be responsible for the death of a brother of brotherhood at Washington State University (WSU), investigators said, as the school suspended all fraternity and sisterhood events on Tuesday.

Alpha Tau Omega members called 911 after a 19-year-old Brotherhood member – whose identity is not yet known – was found to be unresponsive. Students in the house tried in vain to perform CPR, NBC News reported.

When the first responders arrived at the Off-Campus House around 8:30 am on Tuesday, the teenager was unconscious and did not breathe, Pullman Police Operations Commander Jake Opgenorth said, according to KREM. Physicians later declared the student dead.

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The Office of the Whitman County Forensic Medicine has the official cause of death not yet released. The police said alcohol may have played a role, but did not elaborate.

"In response to this situation, all fraternities and sisterhoods within the Greek community have imposed an immediate suspension of all social events for the rest of the semester," said WSU spokesman Phil Weiler in a press release.

This was not the first time WSU Brotherhoods had been scrutinized. In October 201

6, a 21-year-old WSU student was found dead in a bedroom of the Pi Kappa Phi Brotherhood. The doctor's office noted that the student had died of poisoning from a combination of methadone and alprazolam, also known as Xanax.

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

A roommate of Dylan Hernandez called the police after he found that Hernandez had no pulse when he returned to the dorm. Paramedics took him to a hospital last Thursday and he died Sunday.

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His exact cause of death was unclear.

Following his death, the SDSU suspended 14 of its brotherhoods as investigators of the university police revealed allegations "that a brotherhood was involved in a possible wrongdoing".


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