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Shannon Death Investigation Ceased

By Wilson Borntrager Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:10 am

The death of the UNC freshman and pledge of the Chi Phi fraternity, David Shannon, is no longer being investigated by the Carrboro police department, according to The Daily Tar Heel.

Two years have passed since Shannon’s untimely death in October of 2012, after falling forty feet at the Carrboro Ready Mixed Concrete Plant. Due to lack of any solid leads or information, Carrboro police have ceased pursuing the incident any further. Speaking for the Carrboro police, Captain Chris Atack stated that the investigation simply must stop unless any further evidence is uncovered and no charges will be pressed as they have “no information to go on.”

At the time of his autopsy, it was discovered that upon his death, Shannon possessed a .22 blood alcohol concentration level. Suspecting foul play, Carrboro police began to seek answers with Shannon’s fraternity, but were given no leads and could not gather enough information to make a case.

There still exist allegations of hazing surrounding the Chi Phi fraternity for an incident separate from Shannon. The Standards Review Board of UNC can form its own investigation by analyzing these past accusations themselves.

However, Cpt. Atack confirms that the Carrboro police are truly “stuck” until new information or leads are uncovered.

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