The only child of Chinese immigrants, Michael Deng was a hard-working student with a bright future ahead of him when he went off to Baruch College in 2013.
But that future was cut tragically short in December of that year, when the 19-year-old died during a trip to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with the Baruch College chapter of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity.
Michael was allegedly “subjected to repeated blunt force trauma which was applied to three different organ systems of the body to include the head, torso and thighs,” police said in a statement. Ultimately, he fell and hit his head, blacking out. But instead of seeking immediate medical attention, the fraternity members allegedly contacted the fraternity national president who allegedly advised them to hide all Pi Delta Psi-related paraphernalia before calling authorities.