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WKBW: No charges in death of UB’s Sebastian Serafin-Bazan

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says charges will not be filed in connection to the death of a University at Buffalo student last year.

According to District Attorney John Flynn’s office, the investigation into the death of 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan has been closed.

Serafin-Bazan’s death was suspected to be connected to a hazing incident which occurred at an off-campus University at Buffalo Sigma Pi fraternity house located on Custer Street in Buffalo.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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