Clarification: Michelle Fox, chief investigator and supervisor in the Office of Medical Examiner at Sparrow Hospital, confirmed that her office handled an autopsy for Phat Nguyen. She did not provide details about the time or place of his death. An earlier version of this story was unclear.
Michigan State University and the Pi Alpha Phi national organization have suspended the university's chapter of the fraternity after the death of a student off campus last weekend.
MSU student Phat Nguyen died early Saturday morning at a dwelling in the 400 block of Stoddard Avenue. Michelle Fox, chief investigator and supervisor in the Office of the Medical Examiner at Sparrow Hospital, confirmed that her office handled his autopsy.
Fox said a cause of death would not be determined until all toxicology tests are complete, which takes six to eight weeks. An East Lansing news release said alcohol consumption may have been a factor in the incident.
According to Nguyen's Instagram account, he was 21 years old and a student in the Eli Broad College of Business.
Police responded to a call for medical assistance about 2 a.m. Saturday morning "where four individuals had been found passed out" and one person was "unresponsive and not breathing," according to the news release, which was posted on Saturday.
According to the release, responding officials provided medical treatment, but the individual could not be revived. The three other individuals received medical care at Sparrow Hospital. They have since been released from the hospital, ELPD Capt. Chad Connelly said Wednesday afternoon. He declined to provide any additional details about the three.
Connelly said the department would not be releasing any more information about the ongoing investigation this week.
According to a Facebook post made by the fraternity on Friday, Nguyen was one of four students who had joined the chapter that morning.
In an email, Pi Alpha Phi's national board confirmed the suspension, writing that "the Michigan State University chapter has been placed under interim suspension pending investigation upon the death of a student member last weekend."
"The interim suspension includes a cessation of all activities by the student chapter," the email said.
University spokesperson Dan Olsen said Wednesday that the incident "had a relation to a fraternity" and MSU had subsequently suspended the fraternity's registered student organization status.
As a result of the suspension, Olsen said the fraternity can no longer host events on campus, access any of their university funds or accounts, participate in other campus events representing their organization, nor market or recruit students on campus to join their group.
"We are heartbroken by this loss to our Spartan community and our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends," Olsen said.
For students personally affected by the tragedy, Olsen said resources are available through MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services.
This story is developing, check back for updates.
Contact reporter Jared Weber at 517-582-3937 or email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: MSU, national Pi Alphi Phi suspend campus chapter after student dies