SDSU Student Found Dead at Fraternity House

SDSU police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Friday to the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house

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    SDSU police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Friday to the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house on campus where a male student was found unresponsive. NBC 7's Chris Chan spoke with SDSU spokesperson Gina Jacobs.

    A student was found dead inside a San Diego State University fraternity house on Friday morning, according to school officials.

    Barzeen Barzanji, 20, was the man found deceased inside the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house, the Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Friday afternoon. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

    SDSU police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Friday to the fraternity house on campus where Barzanji was found unresponsive.

    SDSU Student Found Dead at Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity

    [DGO] SDSU Student Found Dead at Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity
    SDSU police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Friday to the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house on campus where a male student was found unresponsive. NBC 7's Chris Chan spoke with SDSU spokesperson Gina Jacobs.

    He was not a member of Phi Kappa Theta, according to SDSU spokesperson Gina Jacobs.

    Barzanji was the president of Sigma Alpa Epsilon fraternity, according to the SDSU Greek Life website.

    Friends of Barzanji said he was fun, kind and involved.

    "[He] was always someone who asked how others were doing," said friends Danielle Kashou and Kristen Lopez.

    The friends also said the family is shocked and in disbelief because they saw him yesterday.

    Students, staff and faculty have been notified via e-mail that a student has died.

    “Counselors have been speaking with students who have been affected directly, “ Jacobs told NBCSanDiego.

    SDSU president Elliot Hirshman also sent out a statement and said he is deeply saddened by the student death.

    "Any loss of life in our community is tragic and I encourage each of you to support each other during this difficult time," he said in a statement.

    SDSU police are investigating the incident.
     

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