Florida State fraternity pledge found dead after party

News
student1_735723

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WFLA) – Police are investigating the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge at a chapter party.

The body of 20-year-old Andrew Coffey was found Friday around 10 a.m.  Police did not confirm his death until 10 p.m.

Coffey was found unresponsive at his home, a mile away from campus.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that officers were collecting alcoholic beverage bottles that were scattered on the home’s porch as evidence.

Coffey was reportedly a pledge for the Phi Kappa Pi Fraternity. The fraternity has been suspended by its national organization pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Florida State University released a statement saying in part:

“We do not yet have details surrounding the passing today of student Andrew Coffey, but we will work closely with the Tallahassee Police Department.”

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Editor's Pick

More Editor's Pick