MARTINDALE, TEXAS - A Texas State student's body was found under a shuttle bus in Martindale on Saturday, the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office and school officials confirm.
Texas State University spokesman Matt Flores said the woman has been identified as Jordin Taylor, 20, of Burleson. The sheriff's office said there had been a fraternity party at the Cool River Ranch on Friday night, and one of the shuttle buses lost its air braking system around 11:15 p.m. Friday. The bus driver's supervisor advised them to leave the bus where it had stopped, and the students on the bus were transferred to another bus. A mechanic sent to fix the air braking system on the bus found Taylor's body the following morning.
The sheriff's office said Taylor "somehow came into contact with the bus" and was dragged more than 500 feet. An autopsy shows the cause of death being consistent with being struck and dragged by the bus, and the sheriff's office said her death appears to be an accident. Authorities are still investigating her death.
People who attended the event with Taylor are asked to contact the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office at 830-379-1224. Texas State said Taylor was a freshman at the university and a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Cool River Ranch issued the following statement on Tuesday:
"The owners and staff of Cool River Ranch are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Jordin Taylor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Taylor's family and friends during this difficult time. At the time, this matter remains under investigation. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation of this tragic event. In respect to the family, friends and law enforcement, we will have no further comments at this time."
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