Following the death of Joseph William Little, who died on August 29 after suffering a seizure in his College Station apartment, Texas A&M officials have confirmed that an investigation is underway.
According to reports, because Little’s death is being described as “unnatural”, the Texas A&M Student Life office is looking into an unnamed Texas A&M fraternity.
KBTX reports that Little’s family gathered at the College Station Medical Center on Tuesday, August 29. In addition, hundreds gathered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church to remember Little. His family made the decision to donate Joseph’s organs.
At this time, the particular circumstances surrounding Little’s death remain unclear. Reports indicate that paramedics rushed him from the Callaway House apartments near campus on August 26 to College Station Medical Center, where he remained in ICU until he passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 29.
Little was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Rick Hill. He had just graduated St. Thomas High School in Houston in Spring 2018.
Texas A&M sent out the following message about Little’s passing:
“It is with great sadness that I inform you this morning of the passing of one of our Eagle brothers. Class of 2018 Joseph Little passed away this morning while away at school.”
According to KBTX , College Station police and TABC are both assisting with the investigation into his death. While Texas A&M sources said his passing “may be linked to an overdose”, hospital officials said preliminary tests did not reveal any alcohol or drug-related use.
Justice of the Peace Rick Hill said that Little’s death appeared to be unnatural and ordered an autopsy, which will be conducted after his organs are donated.
At this time, anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.