USA Today NetworkKarl Etters, Tallahbadee Democrat
Published eight:54 p.m. ET Nov. three, 2017 | Updated 11:03 p.m. ET Nov. three, 2017
TPD’s David Northway talks about an individual discovered unresponsive at dwelling off High Road
A hearse leaves a house on Buena Vista Drive the place Tallahbadee Police have launched a felony investigation into the dying of a Florida State pupil.(Photo: Karl Etters/Democrat)
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity has been suspended following the dying of a pledge the morning after an off-campus home get together.
The sufferer was recognized as 20-year-old Andrew Coffey of Pompano Beach.
Coffey was discovered unresponsive Friday at about 10:25 a.m. at a house on Buena Vista Drive a couple of mile from campus, Tallahbadee police mentioned. He was given medical remedy however died on the scene.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the scholar’s household and pals,” mentioned Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes in an announcement to the Tallahbadee Democrat. “We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this difficult time.”
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity home on College Avenue close to FSU campus. (Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat )
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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Coffey’s dying got here on the outset of Parents Weekend, a time when the college hosts hundreds of households and showcases its campus.
The fraternity’s Facebook web page, Twitter account, and webpage have been shut down Friday evening, hours after FSU’s Greek group met in an emergency badembly.
Tallahbadee Police have been referred to as to a house on Buena Vista Drive at about 10:25 a.m. Friday after reviews of an unresponsive individual. The particular person was given medical remedy however died on the scene.
Neighbors who reside across the single-story brick dwelling 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 other people milled in regards to the bustling residential road, a hearse drove away, carrying the physique.
No arrests have been made, mentioned police spokesman David Northway, who added that a number of folks have been being questioned in reference to the dying. None has been recognized publicly as a suspect.
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