The Associated Press

BU Suspends Frat After N.H. Student’s Death

BOSTON — Boston University has suspended a fraternity after an engineering student from New Hampshire was found unconscious at a party and died.

Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore said Monday that BU officials learned from the national Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity that its local chapter was being suspended because of reports of underage drinking at the off-campus Friday night party.

Elmore said he didn’t have details about the event, apparently a “meet-and-greet” attended by about four dozen people.

Nineteen-year-old Anthony Barksdale II, who graduated from high school in Amherst, N.H., was found unconscious just after midnight and pronounced dead at a hospital about three hours later.

Authorities haven’t determined the cause of his death. The Suffolk District Attorney’s office said an autopsy found no signs of physical violence and toxicology tests are pending.

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