Tallahassee Police provide update on death of FSU student

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 6, 2017

Andrew Coffey (Photo: Facebook / CBS News)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of Florida State University student, Andrew Coffey.

Coffey, 20, died at an off-campus residence on Friday. FSU officials say Coffey was found unresponsive after attending a party.

Coffey was also a pledge of FSU's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

In a press conference on Monday, FSU President John Thrasher announced the indefinite suspension of all FSU fraternities and sororities as the investigation into Coffey's death continues.

Authorities have not yet confirmed an official cause of death, but Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo says there are indications that alcohol may have been a factor.

TPD posted the following update to Facebook on Monday:

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Coffey. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kraeer Funeral Home in Pompano Beach, Florida before the memorial service, which will be held at 3 p.m.


By: Erika Fernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 4, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Pi Kappa Phi at Florida State University has been temporarily suspended following the death of member, 20 year-old Andrew Coffey.

According to Todd Shelton, the Assistant Executive Director of Communication with Pi Kappa Phi, the fraternity is temporarily suspended pending an investigation. He sent us the statement below:

An associate member of the Beta Eta Chapter at Florida State University died at an off-campus residence on Friday, November 3 after first responders were unable to revive him.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family and friends,” said Pi Kappa Phi Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes. “We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this difficult time.”

Pi Kappa Phi has suspended all chapter operations and the members of the chapter have been directed to cooperate fully with all investigative efforts.

Fraternity tailgates were also suspended for the FSU-Syracuse football game on Saturday.


By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 3, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has identified the FSU student that was found dead Friday morning.

TPD says the individual is 20-year-old Andrew Coffey.

Officers say they are interviewing all known witnesses and processing the evidence collected from the scene. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to call them at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS

FSU's Vice President of Student Affairs, Amy Hecht, released the following statement in response to Coffey's death:

"We are overwhelmed with sadness any time we learn of the death of one of our students, and the FSU family provides extensive outreach to their family and friends as they mourn the loss of a young life. We do not yet have details surrounding the passing today of student Andrew Coffey, but we will work closely with the Tallahassee Police Department as it investigates to determine the facts surrounding this case.”


By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 3, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a death, and Florida State University officials have confirmed that the individual was an FSU student.

At 10:23 a.m. Friday, police responded to a call of an unresponsive person at 1010 Buena Vista Drive, which runs parallel to High Road.

Arriving officers and paramedics determined the person to be deceased.

TPD spokesman Dave Northway says the person's death remains under investigation.

Officials have not yet released the student's identity or the cause of death.

Police are currently interviewing all known witnesses and processing the scene. Investigators are asking anyone with information on the case to call them at (850) 891-4200, or call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

This is the second body discovered in Tallahassee in a matter of hours. Officers launched a homicide investigation after someone was found killed on McArthur Street just before 8 a.m. Friday morning.

This is a developing story.




 
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