WSU Freshman From Bellevue Found Dead in Fraternity House

19-year-old Samuel Martinez from Bellevue was found unresponsive in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity House.

Pullman, WA: On November 12, 2019, at about 8:35 a.m., Whitcom dispatched Pullman Police officers and Pullman Fire medics to 710 NE Linden Street; Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 19-year-old Samuel Martinez, a fraternity member, that appeared unconscious and not breathing.

Fraternity members performed CPR until medics arrived.

Medics determined the male was deceased. A preliminary investigation indicates the death may be alcohol-related. The Whitman County Coroner responded to determine the official manner and cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Ron McMurray and the Office of the Dean of Students at WSU also responded to offer student support and counseling.

A statement from the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity.

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