Iâ€™ll present this in â€œnotebook styleâ€ and try to make sense of all thatâ€™s unfolded since Saturday afternoon when NYSP believe 19 year-old Arman Partamian began drinking around 1 p.m.Â All of this information comes to be On The Record from NYSP unless otherwise specified.
-Partamian and at least two other pledges are about 2 weeks into an 8 week pledge process to become members of an â€œundergroundâ€ or â€œrenegadeâ€ frat called â€œThe Pigsâ€ or â€œThe Orange Knightsâ€ that is unaffiliated with SUNY Geneseo.
-â€œThe Pigsâ€ formed in 1982 according to what some members told NYSP.
-Partamian and presumably 20-30 partiers drink an assortment of beer, champagne, gin, and vodka.Â Other drugs were possibly present at this party.Â Party-goers include minors, some of which were high school students.
-Around 11-11:30pm Partamian is taken to an upstairs bedroom in this Lower Court Street home dubbed â€œThe Pig House.â€Â Not long before then he fell and suffered a minor abrasion to his head; they donâ€™t believe this was a factor in his death.
9-1-1 Call @ 11:01pm Saturday Night:
(Call is not being released to the public but I was aloud to listen to it and take notes, as was our newspaper partner the Democrat & Chronicle and they have an accurate account of the call here.)
-Came from a SUNY Geneseo Resident Advisor (R.A.) named Kian Bichoupon.
-Bichoupon describes concern relayed to him from other students that a party at â€œThe Pig Houseâ€ involves hazing, minors drinking, pledges running around a bonfire, falling down, vomiting, etc.
-Dispatcher calls a village police officer to determine the address of this â€œPig Houseâ€ because Bichoupon doesnâ€™t know it. (I heard this conversation too)
-Village officer knows where the house is, itâ€™s just outside of the village limits (about 100 feet or so) and with Sheriffâ€™s Deputies tied up on other jobs the village officer agrees to drive by and take a look for himself.
-Officer finds nothing out of the ordinary, reports this back to the dispatcher.
-NYSP believe someone tipped off those present at the party to the R.A.â€™s 9-1-1 call and that allowed party-goers to shut the party down before the officer arrived.
-Arman Partamian is found in the bed he was taken to the night before by at least two people who stayed the night at that home.
-There is a time lapse between this discovery and the next call to police about his being â€œunresponsiveâ€ which came in at around 11am.
-Major Mark Koss doesnâ€™t believe that time lapse was more than an hour, may have been very brief but they are still investigation.
-Partamian is found face-down in the mattress.
-Heâ€™s wearing a shirt, but not the orange pledge jersey witnesses saw him wearing the night before.Â There could be any number of reasons for this, he may have change shirts himself or someone else helped him change before the Sunday morning discovery of his body.Â Investigators are still looking into this.
Information since then:
-Partamianâ€™s Vitreous Humor Blood Alcohol Content Level was .55% and this is determined by testing fluid in his eyes which does not break down as rapidly as other fluids tested for BAC.Â His â€œHeart BACâ€ was .39% and his â€œUrine BACâ€ was .49% for example.
-3 men rented the Lower Court Street home from a man named Scott Kipphut of Conesus who has owned that home since 1989.Â 2 of those men are SUNY Geneseo Students – Adam Brownsten & Henrik Sukonnik.Â The third is named Mark Lascell who also appears in the schoolâ€™s directory as living â€œoff-campus.â€Â (NYSP have different spellings for Brownsten & Sukonnik â€“ college officials however confirm the spellings we will use from this point forward)
-Toxicology report for Partamian will not be completed for another 6-8 weeks and will determine the exact cause of death.
-Investigators say they will wrap up their investigation this week and turn evidence over to Livingston County D.A. Tom Moran who will then be asked to consider charges.
-Charges likely to be considered include Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Providing or Selling Alcohol to Minors, Hazing, or possibly a form of Negligent Homicide.