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USC Student Found Dead Inside Fraternity House Bedroom

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A 19-year-old USC student was found dead in a fraternity house near the school on Thursday, and officials with L.A. County Coroner's Office believe the death was a suicide. The man was found dead inside the Gamma Epsilon Omega house in the 600 block of West 28th Street, USC's fraternity and sorority row, according to the Daily Trojan.

Ed Winter with the coroner's office told LAist that the man was of Korean descent, though originally from Los Angeles. He was found at approximately 4:39 p.m. on Thursday afternoon in his bedroom, after his housemates went looking for him after not seeing him for several hours.

The man was discovered with stab wounds, which are believed to have been self-inflicted. However, an official cause of death is pending an autopsy report from the L.A. County Medical Examiner's office. The Daily Trojan also reports campus police authorities do not believe the death had to do academic pressure.

The Gamma Epsilon Omega fraternity was established in 1963, and only exists at USC. It is described as an "Asian interest" fraternity, and was the first non-white fraternity to establish itself on USC's greek row.