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Student death under investigation | The University Star

Student death under investigation | The University Star

Moreno ordered an autopsy on Ellis's body.

Based on interviews with people who were with Ellis on Sunday and Monday, investigators believe that alcohol may have been a factor in his death, but toxicology results from the autopsy aren't expected for six to eight weeks, according to Houston's NBC affiliate, KPRC 2.

Florida State University took almost identical measures last week in suspending greek life. He was staying at the off-campus apartment complex with four other fraternity members. "Alcohol plays a role in college life and I would just ask for moderation in that respect", said Commander Kelly Bomers Bach with the San Marcos Police Department.

Some students said tighter rules regarding fraternities and sororities are long overdue as they have gone largely unregulated in the past.




In a statement Tuesday, university officials say Matt Ellis was found unresponsive Monday morning at an off-campus apartment.

Texas State's Greek organizations must register all social events through the Greek Affairs Office. Phi Kappa Psi did not have any registered social event the day before Ellis' death, according to an online calendar of approved social events. Penn State closed the fraternity following Piazza's death. No arrests have been made at this time.

Texas State University has suspended all Greek activities following the death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Texas State Community. In her email, Trauth stated she has suspend all activities of fraternities and sororities until a review has been completed.

Trauth added that she was suspending all Greek fraternity and sorority activities while the university completes a review of the Greek system.