Murray State University Investigating Death at Fraternity House

Murray State University Police say they are investigating a death at a fraternity house, however, they do not suspect foul play. According to Murray State University President Bob Davies, on Sunday morning he learned “that a friend of one of our students who was visiting him in Murray passed away.”

According to reports, while police did not give much information about the deceased, Murray State University confirmed that the person who died was not a student. At this time, Murray City Police are investigating the cause of death and have yet to provide the name of the person. Madisonville Medical Examiner Christopher Kiefer performed an autopsy on Monday, April 30.

Murray Police Sgt. Brant Shutt said the ongoing investigation is being classified as “non-criminal”. Furthermore, University President Davies said university counseling services will be available for students who need them.

You can read Murray State University President Bob Davies’ full statement below:

“Colleagues, Students and Friends,

I am very saddened to write this letter. On Sunday morning we learned that a friend of one of our students who was visiting him in Murray passed away at an off-campus fraternity house.

An investigation into the cause of death is being led and handled by the Murray City Police Department and the Calloway County Coroner. As a reminder, University Counseling Services will be available for students who need them as we all cope with the loss. Students may contact Counseling Services at 270-809-6851. Faculty and staff needing assistance are encouraged to contact the University’s Employee Assistance Program at 800-441-1327.

My heart goes out to the individuals and families affected by this tragic loss of life. Please keep the family and friends of the individual who passed away way too soon in your thoughts and prayers. And, please send the individual’s friend special prayers as he deals with the loss of his friend.”

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