Clark County Sheriff’s Office: “No crime committed” in death of ISU student

Yiorgo Karnezis (photo credit: Karnezis family)
Yiorgo Karnezis (photo credit: Karnezis family)

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (WTHI) – News 10 continues to follow devastating news coming out of the Sycamore community.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office tells News 10 they determined “no crime was committed” in the death of Yiorgo Karnezis.

On October 23rd, reports stated a person had fallen from a small boat into a pond. Officials arrived on scene to find Karnezis. He was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital where he later died.

According to autopsy results, Karnezis died as a result of an accidental drowning.

He was a freshman at the university. The school went on to say that he died during an overnight social event for Sigma Chi Fraternity near Marshall, Illinois. ISU confirms they have suspended all operations of the Sigma Chi Fraternity as protocol while officials investigate.

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