Cornell suspends frat where BK student was found dead

ITHACA - (AP) - Cornell University officials say they'vetemporarily suspended the fraternity where a student was found deadlast week in what authorities are calling an apparentalcohol-related death.

University officials tell Ithaca media outlets that Sigma AlphaEpsilon was suspended Tuesday because of the death of 19-year-oldsophomore George Desdunes of Brooklyn.

He was found dead at the frat house on Friday morning. TheTompkins County sheriff has said alcohol consumption appears tohave played a part in his death.

College officials say the information they have about the use ofalcohol is sufficient to conclude the frat likely violateduniversity policies.

Authorities are also investigating the death last week of17-year-old Ithaca College student Victoria Cheng of Spencer.Police say her death also appears to have involved alcohol but isunrelated to Desdunes' death.

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