Body Found at Univ. of Washington Frat House; Suicide Suspected

10/07/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Seattle, WA—The body of a 20-year-old woman was found in the stairwell of a fraternity house at the University of Washington in Seattle on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Police believe the death may have been a suicide, as reported by MSNBC.

According to officials, the woman was found at around 4:30 p.m., outside the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house, which is located near the university’s campus at NE 47th Street and 21st Avenue NE.

The fraternity was reportedly setting up for a recruitment barbecue, when they found the body in an outside stairwell, which was almost never used, leading to a closed off-entrance to the basement of the house.

Police officials have not publically identified the woman. They are waiting until her family has been properly notified.

A Phi Delta Theta official reported that the woman had “no affiliation with the fraternity.”

Police officials are conducting a full investigation into the death. The fraternity reported that they would also conduct their own inquiry into the incident.

The official cause of death will be established by the King County Medical Examiner.

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