Father of Alleged Hazing Victim Speaks

By Ben Manning | bmanning@wtajtv.com

Published 04/30 2014 11:40PM

Updated 04/30 2014 11:45PM

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY - The father of a young man who committed suicide after an alleged hazing incident talks to the campus community.

Police are looking at new information in the alleged hazing case. Marquise Braham allegedly killed himself after a Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity hazing incident in Logan Township, Blair County.

Local police now have Braham's cell phone and computer. And the State Police Forensic Unit is going through them to look for clues about the initial incident. Police are also calling on anyone who knows anything to come forward.
Meanwhile Wednesday night the campus community said goodbye to Marquis Braham. Braham's father talked to the crowd and thanked everyone who paid tribute to his son.

Rich Braham talked to the crowd at Penn State Altoona that came out to honor his son. He knew it was the first time many of them had to deal with the death of someone they cared about. And he shared some of his memories.

Several of Marquis Braham's friends came up to talk about him. They talked about his smile and how he was kind to everyone.

Penn State Altoona's Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry offered counseling to anyone who needed it.

Marquis' father ended his speech by talking about their family's search for answers. He said there are several investigations underway and he is confident the truth about what happened to his son will come out.

The Logan Township Police say there is still an active investigation into whether anything that happened in Blair County led to Braham’s suicide.

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