PSU death

Zachary Winston, reporter

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Police were told that Timothy Piazza fell down the basement stairs at a Pennsylvania State University fraternity house at around 11 p.m. Thursday. But they weren’t called to the house until the next morning, at around 10:49 a.m. Friday.  Piazza was eventually taken to a medical facility and later died. Now investigators are looking into his death, working to figure out what happened in the nearly 12 hours between Piazza’s fall and the emergency call, and why so much time passed before officers were summoned. Authorities were told that Piazza had attended a party at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity Thursday night, Lt. Keith Robb of the State College Police Department said at a news conference. The student was currently pledging to the fraternity and the last place he was was at the party.

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