NIU/Pike – Alcohol May Have Played a Role in Student Death

Added on ThursdayThe Daily Chronicle and WREX.com (Rockford) have stories today covering the Memorial service for David Bogenberger. Both stories indicate that the chapter has been suspended, pending the investigation. Interestingly, the Daily Chronicle story indicates that the chapter’s “letters” have been removed from the chapter house. The local Coroner is waiting for toxicology reports to determine the cause of death.

Added on TuesdayHere is some info on NIU’s investigation from DeKalb’s Daily Chronicle. Not much new content. Surprisingly, one of the best summaries come from London’s Daily Mail.

Monday – Over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reported on the death of 19-year-old, Northern Illinois University, freshman David Bogenberger. The local Coroner, and a University official, indicated that alcohol may have played a role in the death. Bogerberger was found non-responsive in a bed at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on Friday morning, and pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in campus housing, and was not a resident of the house. He was pledging Pike this fall.

The “chapter of the fraternity has ceased operations and is cooperating with the investigation, according to Justin True,” a spokesman from PKA headquarters.

The Northern Star (NIU’s student newspaper) has a story posted on Sunday. It has no additional information.

I will be watching this story and post new information as it is available.

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2 Responses to NIU/Pike – Alcohol May Have Played a Role in Student Death

  1. Pingback: Northern Illinois Death is Hazing Related | Fraternal Squib

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