Dartmouth student found dead in river prompting hazing probe

Police are wanting into whether or not hazing performed a job within the dying of a Dartmouth Faculty pupil whose physique was present in a river over the weekend. 

Gained Jang, a member of the category of 2026, was reported lacking Sunday afternoon after final being seen at a social gathering the night time earlier than, at docks close to the Connecticut River. Police searched the world with the assistance of a dive crew, fish and recreation officers, and marine patrol. A number of hours later, they discovered Jang’s physique within the river roughly 65 toes offshore, in keeping with a media launch from the Hanover Police Division in New Hampshire.

Jang, 20, was a biomedical engineering main from Middletown, Delaware, who “enthusiastically took half within the Dartmouth neighborhood,” Dartmouth’s Dean of the Faculty Scott Brown mentioned in an announcement providing condolences to the neighborhood.

Two pals of Jang wrote in an e mail to The Dartmouth, the faculty’s pupil newspaper, that Jang had attended a joint occasion the night time of July 6 between his fraternity, Beta Alpha Omega, and Alpha Phi, a sorority. The occasion had concerned alcohol, the 2 pals mentioned.

Police Chief Charles Dennis informed WMUR-TV that they’d be wanting into the involvement of hazing.

“There may be some proof of alcohol concerned, definitely from witnesses and speaking with issues like that,” he informed the ABC affiliated information station. “Once more, that’s all a part of our investigation. We did obtain an nameless e mail this morning by the faculty that there could also be some hazing concerned, so we definitely will look into that side, too.”

A spokesperson for the faculty mentioned in an announcement Tuesday that Beta Alpha Omega and Alpha Phi had been suspended amid the investigation.

Final fall, Dartmouth’s school newspaper reported that an unnamed incident led to the suspension of Beta Alpha Omega by the 2024 summer time time period, which started in June and can run till August. The identical reporting discovered that Alpha Phi was placed on alcohol probation final winter.

Police mentioned {that a} reason for dying for Jang has not been decided, however foul play is just not suspected after an preliminary investigation.

Beta Alpha Omega and Alpha Phi didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

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