Ithaca, N.Y. - Cornell University, a fraternity, and 8 others are being sued after a student died following a night of drinking.
The lawsuit is seeking damages over the death of 18-year-old Antonio Tsialas. It alleges that Tsialas and other Freshman that were prospective pledges for the Phi Kapp Psi Fraternity were subjected to heavy drinking that left many of them sick or blackout drunk.
The Miami-area native disappeared after attending a party at the frat house in late October. His body was found two days later in Fall Creek near Ithaca Falls. His shirt was recovered near his body covered in vomit stains.
Cornell University officials say University Police continue to actively investigate Tsialas’ death and they cannot discuss future or pending litigation.
Antonio Tsialas (pictured center) with his mother and father. Provided Photo.