Clemson frat: No hazing evidence in student death

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon says its investigation has found no evidence linking hazing to the death of Clemson University student who fell from a bridge.

However, the office said in a news release Saturday that the Clemson chapter remains under suspended operations after learning that university administrators were aware of morning runs for new members. The office says that may violate the fraternity's policies and procedures.

On Wednesday, Oconee County deputies also said they found no evidence linking the death of 19-year-old Tucker Hipps to hazing. Authorities say Hipps was running with fellow Sigma Phi Epsilon members before dawn Monday when he fell behind.

Fraternity members reported him missing to university police when he wasn't at breakfast. His body was found that evening under a bridge.

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