TXST fraternity voluntarily suspends operations during investigation

Investigation into Texas State student's death

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - A Texas State University fraternity is voluntarily suspending operations after a woman was found dead near the site of an off-campus event Saturday.

Texas State spokesman Matt Flores said the Office of Student Involvement is looking into the fraternities that were involved in the event at Cool River Ranch on Friday. The body of Jordin Taylor, 20, was found under a shuttle bus Saturday by a mechanic sent to repair it following the failure of the air braking system on the bus. The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy shows the cause of death being consistent with being struck and dragged by the bus, and that her death appears to be an accident. Toxicology results are pending, which will take several weeks.

The event was not university sponsored, Flores said, and that two fraternities had registered for the event: Pi Kappa Alpha and Alpha Tau Omega. No sororities were mentioned in the events registration, and the university said Taylor was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

The National Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity issued the following statement Tuesday:

Our prayers and sympathies go out the family of Jordin Taylor, the student who passed away recently at Texas State University – San Marcos.  The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity was made aware that Taylor was found in proximity to an event held the previous evening involving members of Zeta Theta Chapter and other organizations. The chapter is fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation. Until more information becomes known, the Chapter is voluntarily suspending all operations until further notice.

Flores added the university has not taken disciplinary actions against the fraternities as they continue their review.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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