Dead student spent night drinking after getting frat pin |

Dead student spent night drinking after getting frat pin

BOULDER (AP) – A University of Colorado student found dead in a fraternity house last week had spent the night before drinking in the mountains and at the house after getting his pledge pin.Police chief Mark Beckner said Wednesday that investigators are still trying to find out more about how Gordon Bailey, Jr. spent his final hours but the investigation has been slowed because more than a dozen members of the Chi Psi fraternity have hired lawyers.”It certainly would be easier for us if people would come forward,” Beckner said at a press conference. “We are talking about a death here.”There is no evidence of foul play in Bailey’s death, he said.According to police, Bailey and the 26 new members of the fraternity received their pins Sept. 16 and, in keeping with tradition, were taken to the mountains and drank while blindfolded.Then they returned to the fraternity house and continued drinking.Beckner said the members drank four bottles of whiskey, six big bottles of wine and three kegs of beer. How much Bailey drank will not be known until toxicology tests are completed, he said.Bailey was discovered passed out on the floor Friday morning. The Daily Camera of Boulder has reported that fraternity members had written insulting words on Bailey’s face but smudged them out before authorities arrived at the house.

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