Fresno police launched an investgation at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house when a Fresno State student died shortly after he was rushed to the hospital from the house on Wednesday.
The student was identified Thursday by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as 19-year-old Omar Nemeth of Fresno.
Lt. Mark Hudson said police received a 911 call about 2:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they learned Nemeth had been taken to Saint Agnes Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Fresno State confirmed in a Facebook post just before 6 p.m. that the victim was a student.
”Our hearts are broken today as we learned that an enrolled Fresno State student has died. President Castro joins the campus community in sending condolences to the student's family and friends. Fresno Police is investigating and will issue updates,” the post reads.
Hudson said no further information was available.
A man who said he was Nemeth’s father identified him Wednesday night in an extended Facebook post.
“I would ask everyone to please pray for him and his soul, and for his mother and all of those whose hearts are broken at him leaving this temporal world,” the post read in part.
Friends offered condolences on Twitter.
Police blocked off the house’s parking lot on Millbrook Avenue near Bulldog Lane. Several men, some wearing the fraternity’s sweatshirts, were speaking to officers about 5 p.m. Another group of men sat at several tables in the house’s backyard.