Search warrant reveals Timothy Piazza was alive when police arrived

STATE COLLEGE- A search warrant has shed new light in the death of Beta Theta Pi pledge and Penn State student Timothy Piazza.

According to the warrant, police arrived at the Beta Theta Pi house at 10:49 a.m. Feb. 3 and found Piazza alive, but unconscious inside the home.

Piazza’s breathing was labored, blood was found on his face and he was unresponsive to paramedics.

Fraternity members told officers that Piazza fell down the steps at the home around 11 p.m. Feb. 2 and told police that the 19-year-old had “a little bit of everything.”

The members also said that Piazza got sick sometime during the evening at the “IFC approved-event.”

First responders rushed Piazza to Mount Nittany Medical Center by ambulance and he was then flown to Hershey Medical Center.

Medical personnel said that the teen’s worst injury was a brain bleed. Piazza succumbed to his injuries Feb. 4.

Police believe that excessive alcohol consumption and hazing may have played a role in the 19-year-old’s death.

A candlelight vigil took place Sunday night. ”Let’s be honest," said Piazza's father at the vigil. "We all know this didn't have to happen."

Beta Theta Pi is currently suspended as the investigation is ongoing.

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