Texas State Greek life suspended after fraternity pledge dies

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The San Marcos Police Department is investigating after a Texas State University student died at the Millennium Apartments. Ellis was found unresponsive and declared deceased at 12:28 p.m.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Based on interviews with people who were with Ellis on Sunday and Monday, investigators believe that alcohol may have been a factor in his death, but toxicology results from the autopsy aren't expected for six to eight weeks, according to Houston's NBC affiliate, KPRC 2.

Texas State Greek life suspended after fraternity pledge dies
Texas State Greek life suspended after fraternity pledge dies

Ellis, a native of Humble, Texas, was a sophomore transfer student who lived on campus. He was staying at the off-campus apartment complex with four other fraternity members.

Police said Matthew Ellis, 20, died off-campus.

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.

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In a statement, the Phi Kappa Psi national office says it suspended the Texas State chapter last week for unrelated matters, and it will remain suspended while the investigation continues.

The Texas State Fraternity switched its Twitter account to private after Ellis' death.

The Travis County medical examiner will determine Ellis' cause and manner of death.

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No arrests have been made at this time.

"As a result of this tragedy, I have suspended activities of all Greek fraternity and sorority chapters at Texas State", Trauth stated. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Texas State Community.

Trauth released a statement on Tuesday suspending all activities of Greek fraternities and sororities at the university.

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