Audio from 911 call linked to fraternity death investigation released

18 members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity will be arraigned in court in connection to the Timothy Piazza investigation . (WJAC)

BELLEFONTE -- Audio from the 911 call a fraternity member from Beta Theta Pi made the day after Timothy Piazza fell down the fraternity house’s basement steps was released Monday.

The voice heard in the 911 call is that of fraternity member Ryan McCann.

McCann told the dispatcher that Piazza was “unconscious and hasn’t moved.”

He also told the dispatcher that alcohol was involved, but never said that Piazza had fallen down the steps almost 12 hours earlier.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said the situation has turned out to be an intense investigation. “I’m not sure we have ever charged so many people in a case," she said.

Documents showed that several members attempted to dress Piazza to make him look more presentable.

McCann is one of 18 fraternity members charged in connection with Piazza's death.

McCann is facing charges of tampering with evidence.

He and seven others from the fraternity are due to be arraigned Tuesday, most of them facing misdemeanor charges.

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