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Texas State, San Marcos police investigating fraternity member's death

Texas State, San Marcos police investigating fraternity member's death”

Friends of 20-year-old Matthew Ellis called police to an off campus apartment complex called the Millennium Apartments around 11 a.m. Monday to report Ellis was not breathing.

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating the events leading up to a Texas State student's death.

As president of Texas State University, I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of one of our students who attended an off-campus social event on Sunday evening hosted by members of a university fraternity.

The Travis County medical examiner will determine Ellis' cause and manner of death. Investigators said Matthew Ellis later died.

Texas State University has suspended all fraternity and sorority activities after a student was found dead Monday following a fraternity initiation, university president Denise Trauth announced Tuesday afternoon.

Ellis was from the Houston area and majoring in business at the time of his death.

The school's vice president for student affairs, Joanne Smith, has been tasked with coming up with recommendations for reinstating the fraternities and sororities "that demonstrate a commitment to the core values of Texas State", Trauth said.

At the beginning of this year, four Texas State University fraternities were suspended after student, Jordin Taylor, 20, was found dead after a party at Cool River Ranch in Guadalupe County on October 29, 2016.

Alicia Inns will have a LIVE update on the investigation on KXAN News at 5 p.m.

The San Marcos Police Department is now investigating.



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