Authorities say the death is suspicious
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of South Carolina has been suspended after one of its members was found dead Wednesday morning.
Authorities say the death is suspicious, USA Today reports. There was no indication of foul play, but an autopsy to determine the student’s cause of death was scheduled for Thursday morning.
The national office of Pi Kappa Alpha has put the chapter on administrative suspension during the investigation.
“The fraternity’s thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young man and the brothers of Xi Chapter,” the national office said in a statement.
The university also issued a statement, saying, “There are a lot of rumors out there about the circumstances surrounding the death but at this point the matter remains under investigation. While we await further information we are focused on helping our community grieve and heal.”