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09-06-2002, 09:17 AM
Student Found Dead At U-M Fraternity House
Ann Arbor police found the body of a student in the basement of a fraternity house Thursday night.
Family members said that they went to check on Antonio Langas, 25, who has not been in touch with them for some time. When they arrived at the Sigma Phi Society fraternity house Thursday night, they found his belongings removed from his room and notified police.
Langas' body was discovered in the basement while police searched the house. There were no signs of foul play and the cause of his death is under investigation.
Link to the story (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20020906/lo_wdiv/1313163)
09-06-2002, 09:18 AM
How awful! :( His family and brothers are in my prayers.
09-06-2002, 10:03 AM
I find it rather odd his belongings were removed from his room...
Did the brothers remove them?
Did the deceased pack them up?
I would question any "brotherhood" that didn't contact SOMEONE
about a missing person.
Lot's of questions from this initial release. Probably some logical explanation-I hope.
09-06-2002, 10:48 AM
I certainly agree. It's easy to worry about the worst. Let's hope for the best in this most tragic situation.
And, of course, deep condolences for the family and friends.
09-06-2002, 11:27 AM
Being a UofM Greek that personally scares me... hopefully this will all be resolved with a logical explaination... last year we had a very high rate of "peeping Toms" and dormroom break-ins which is scary enough... this reminds us that we need to watch out for each other...
09-06-2002, 11:41 AM
Wow, that is really sad. :( My prayers go out to his family and friends.
09-06-2002, 12:15 PM
My prayers are with the family and the brothers. What an awful discovery!!
It is interesting that all of his belongings were removed from his room. The story did not say where/if they found them. There is a possiblility of it being a suicide. Many suicidal people will pack up their things and "tie up loose ends" before their death. However, there's not enough info to tell for sure.
If someone finds a followup story, please post it.
09-06-2002, 04:11 PM
From the Ann Arbor News:
Police investigate death of fraternity member
Investigators aren't ruling out foul play
Friday, September 6, 2002
BY ART AISNER
News Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor Police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was found Thursday night in the basement of a fraternity house near the University of Michigan campus.
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Officers responded to the Sigma Phi fraternity house at 907 Lincoln Ave. after receiving a call from fraternity members who discovered the body in the furnace room at about 9:30 p.m., according to reports.
Fraternity members identified him as Anthony Langas. Police said he was not a U-M student. He had lived in the house for about two years and had just moved into a different room, reports said. Eastern Michigan University officials said that he was a student last year but was not currently enrolled in any courses.
Investigators are treating the incident as a suspicious death and are not ruling out foul play. No drug paraphernalia or alcohol was found near the body and there were no indications of a party in the house. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
"There were no obvious, outward signs of trauma and the cause is still under investigation," said Sgt. Richard Kinsey.
Kinsey said the fraternity brothers found the body during a room-to-room search of the house at the urging of the man's family, who said they had not heard from their son in two or three days.
Fraternity members told police they had not seen the man since 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to reports.
"Anthony was a great friend, and he's going to be sorely missed," said Joshua Dziurlikowski, fraternity president.
Art Aisner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 994-6823.
© 2002 Ann Arbor News. Used with permission
09-06-2002, 06:16 PM
Oh, his poor parents. Nothing can soften the blow of a child's death, but to even THINK there was "foul" play would be so devastating. No thought or religious platitude could bring comfort.
Now I'm wondering about a possible gas leak, heart condition or an aneurysm...
09-08-2002, 12:20 AM
Just looked at the Ann Arbor News online. Officials are holding off a final announcement until toxicology results are in. No evidence of foul play at this point.
Don't you have to wonder about a guy that old (25) who isn't enrolled in classes at either campus living in a fraternity house? Or am I reading too much into that?
09-08-2002, 12:41 AM
You might be reading too much into this. I knew plenty of college students over the traditional age mainly men who had served in the military for three years after high school. Some former students have a tendency to linger in their college town when they are in between situations. A friend of mine had awful grades one semester and put on probation. He remained in the fraternity house and attended a local community college and was readmitted the next semester.
This is a very sad story.
09-08-2002, 08:17 AM
Delt Alum-Yes, I thought the same thing at first. Then I remembered two twins in the pledge class behind hubby who had been in the service. They were either 22 or 23 when they pledged.
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