No foul play suspected in WSU student’s death at Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity


A WSU student was found dead at a fraternity on campus Monday morning. Now there is an investigation of how the individual died.

KLEW Palouse Bureau Chief Alex Crescenti spoke with police.

Police say they do not believe there is evidence of foul play of violence in the death of a Pi Kappa Phi member from early Monday morning.

Paramedics were dispatched around 12:50a.m. on Monday to 565 Northeast Colorado Street for an unconscious male.

Police officers were the first ones on the scene, we attempted CPR, we hooked him up to the AED,” said Commander Chris Tennant, Pullman Police Dept.

The individual was found in his bedroom. But after the ambulance arrived and attempted several lifesaving methods, the 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner was called to the scene to determine the manner of death.

“There's nothing suspicious at this point and no signs of foul play, that's what police are interested in,” said Commander Tennant.

While the coroner is in charge of determining the manner of death, police do not have an initial answer to what could have killed him.

Commander Chris Tennant says this is the first death inside of a fraternity, to his knowledge.

“A lot of these things that are happening in fraternities are falls or overdoses, this one like I said there's no signs of any of that going on, sounds like he went to bed,” said Commander Tennant.

Neither the Office of Student Affairs or the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life have released a statement at this time.

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