Oklahoma State University student found dead inside frat house
STILLWATER, Okla. - Students at Oklahoma State University are still trying to figure out how a 20-year-old classmate could have ended up dead inside his fraternity home.
Brandon Cavazos was found dead on Saturday afternoon at his Sigma Chi home. Police are still investigating what happened.
Mary Meyers, who has a grandson at OSU, said the news of Cavazos' death is difficult, not only for students but for the ones who love them.
"These are supposed to be the best years of their life," Meyers said. "And they're making a lot of discoveries. You want them to be on the right path, but you can't control everything."
The details of Cavazos' death are still a mystery. Police said there were no signs of foul play.
Sigma Chi issued a statement saying the fraternity is "devastated."
We are devastated at the loss of Brandon Cavazos and working to support each other as best as we can," the statement reads. "More than anything, our hearts are with Brandon’s family as they start the very difficult grieving process. We are cooperating completely with local police and Oklahoma State University but respectfully ask for space as we attempt to make sense of this tragedy.
Cavazos' death is enough to bring tears to Meyers, who said she is sad for his parents.
"I can't even imagine what they're going through," Meyers said.
David McGee was a friend and classmate to Cavazos. He said Cavazos was a friendly guy, and he still can't believe he's gone.
"It was weird because I just talked to him on Thursday. I didn't know what to think," McGee said.
McGee's mom, Angie Carter, said knowing her son wants to join a fraternity has her a little scared.
"I'd be lying if I said it doesn't worry me as a parent," Carter said. "I just continue to be positive, and tell him to keep his way straight and focus on what you're here for. I know they want to party and have fun. But [keep] your eye on the bigger picture."