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Rutgers Frat House Death: Police Probe Whether It Was Alcohol-Related

By    |   Monday, 22 Sep 2014 12:34 PM

The death of a Rutgers University sophomore at a frat house early Sunday morning has prompted an investigation by police after hospital officials said the incident may have been alcohol-related.

NJ.com reported that Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, was brought to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick by friends who thought she "appeared to be in distress" at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house. She was declared dead at the hospital at 3:19 a.m.

Later on Sunday police questioned the frat bothers at DKE, who offered their condolences on Facebook.

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"As the investigation of the incident is ongoing, Delta Kappa Epsilon is fully cooperating with local and county authorities," said DKE International Executive Director Doug Laphner.

The university confirmed Kovacs' death, and offered grief counseling at two campus locations on Sunday.

"Her passing over the weekend is a tragic loss to her family, her friends, and the entire Rutgers community," university president Robert Barchi said in a statement. "This is a difficult time for everyone."

Kovacs was majoring in in animal sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Many friends and acquaintances offered their condolences and remembrances on social media.








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