TPD’s David Northway talks about an individual discovered unresponsive at house off High Road
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Pi Kappa Phi fraternity home on College Avenue close to FSU campus.(Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat )Buy Photo

Florida State University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is suspended following the Friday loss of life of a pledge the morning after an off-campus home social gathering.

The sufferer was recognized as 20-year-old Andrew Coffey of Pompano Beach.

Coffey was discovered unresponsive at about 10:25 a.m. at a house on Buena Vista Drive off High Road, Tallahbadee police mentioned. He was given medical therapy however died on the scene.

“Our ideas and prayers are with the coed’s household and mates,” mentioned Pi Kappa Phi Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes in a press release offered to the Tallahbadee Democrat. “We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this difficult time.”

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All chapter operations of FSU’s Beta Eta Chapter are presently suspended, and the members of the chapter have been directed to cooperate totally with all investigative efforts, the nationwide group mentioned.

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A hearse leaves a house on Buena Vista Drive the place Tallahbadee Police have launched a felony investigation into the loss of life of a Florida State pupil. (Photo: Karl Etters/Democrat)

Coffey’s loss of life got here on the outset of Parents Weekend, a time when the college hosts 1000’s of households and showcases its campus.

University officers expressed condolences on the pbading of Coffey and indicated FSU was working intently with TPD investigators. 

“We are overwhelmed with sadness any time we learn of the death of one of our students, and the FSU family provides extensive outreach to their family and friends as they mourn the loss of a young life,” mentioned FSU Vice President Amy Hecht in a press release. “We do not yet have details surrounding the pbading today of student Andrew Coffey, but we will work closely with the Tallahbadee Police Department as it investigates to determine the facts surrounding this case.”

Coffey is a 2015 Pompano Beach High School graduate. His Facebook web page options pictures of fraternity occasions together with one from a cheerful hour Oct. 12. In an FSU listing, he’s listed as a College of Engineering pupil learning civil engineering.

The fraternity’s Facebook web page, Twitter account, and internet web page had been shut down Friday evening, hours after FSU’s Greek neighborhood met in an emergency badembly. 

Neighbors who stay across the single-story brick house a few mile from campus mentioned a celebration was held there Thursday evening. Investigators on Friday bagged alcohol bottles scattered across the porch as proof.

At about midday, as police labored the scene and folks milled in regards to the bustling residential road, a hearse drove away, carrying the physique.


No arrests have been made, TPD spokesman David Northway mentioned Friday night. He added that a number of folks had been being questioned in reference to the loss of life. No suspects have been recognized.

Anyone with data is requested to name TPD at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers to stay nameless at (850) 574-TIPS.

Contact Karl Etters at [email protected] Byron Dobson contributed to this story.

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