Freshman Found Dead in 'Pool of Vomit' at Indiana Fraternity

Police in Indiana say a college freshman was found dead over the weekend in his fraternity house and suspect that alcohol was involved.

Officials say 18-year-old Johnny D. Smith had pledged to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at all-male Wabash College. The Tucson, Ariz., native lived at the fraternity house but had not yet been initiated.

Smith's mother told The Indianapolis Star that her son was found Sunday morning face down in a pool of vomit.

Jim Russell, the fraternity's national executive vice president, declined to say whether there was a party at the fraternity the night before Smith's death.

An autopsy was pending.

Wabash College is 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis.