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Frat Suspended After UC Irvine Student's Death

IRVINE (CBSLA) – A fraternity at the University of California, Irvine has been placed under suspension following the death of a student over the weekend at an off-campus party.

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Noah Domingo of La Crescenta, according to the Orange County coroner's office.

Noah Domingo
An undated photo of 18-year-old Noah Domingo, a UC Irvine student who died at an off-campus fraternity party on Jan. 12, 2019. (Facebook)

At 9:42 a.m. Saturday, officers found Domingo after being called to an off-campus home at 10 Sycamore Creek off Turtle Drive, police said. The cause and circumstances of Domingo's death were not confirmed.

A neighbor told CBS2 he called police to make a noise complaint about a party at the home at some point overnight Friday, and later saw several police cars parked out front.

On Sunday, Interim Vice Chancellor Edgar J. Dormitorio sent out an email to the UCI community in which he said that Sigma Alpha Epsilon had been placed on an "interim suspension" as a result of the death.

"This means that the fraternity has been directed to cease all of its activities pending the investigation of the Irvine Police Department and review of the incident by the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct," Gillman wrote.

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