Subpoenas Issued In Death of Co-ed In Off Campus Frat Party


The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission confirmed Thursday that it is issuing 32 subpoenas in the investigation of the death of Navarro College coed Megan Helal, 19, who died at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center after her boyfriend found her unresponsive on March 21 at the Baylor-owned Arbors apartment complex.

Helal was visiting for the weekend and that she and her boyfriend had attended a Sigma Chi fraternity party on March 20 at Mynars Bar in West.

The subpoenas are for potential witnesses who were at the bar during the party, the TABC said.

Many of those who have received subpoenas are seeking legal counsel, the TABC said, and some have already been interviewed.

In the aftermath of the death, Baylor revoked Sigma Chi’s charter.

School officials sent an e-mail to students on April 3 that said, "Sigma Chi's dissolution on campus is a direct result of a consistent failure to comply with University and Student Activities policies.

Helal, who was from Combine, was a sophomore at Navarro College and a member of the school’s volleyball team.

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Christie DeCluitt ordered an autopsy, but toxicology results won’t be available for several months.

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