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Second Texas A&M Sigma Epsilon Fraternity Brother In One Semester Found Dead


Matthew Hayes Texas A&M

Matthew Hayes, a 20-year-old student at Texas A&M and a Sigma Epsilon fraternity brother, was found dead in his off-campus bedroom on Tuesday night.

Matthew is the second Texas A&M SigEp brother to die this semester. Earlier this fall, Anton Gridnev died of a drug overdose. Our thoughts and prayers go out first and foremost to the Hayes family, as well as the Texas A&M SigEp brothers who are no doubt in shock at the events of this awful semester.

Who Was Matthew Hayes?

Matthew Hayes was a 20-year-old sophomore at Texas A&M majoring in engineering. He was living in the 3900 block of Graham Road, the same address where he was found dead.

Hayes was also a 2015 graduate of Legacy Christian Academy in Beaumont. He was his class valedictorian.

What Happened?

The cause of Matthew Hayes’ death hasn’t been released yet, but the investigation is still ongoing. All that’s known to investigators at this point is that Hayes was last seen by his housemates, when they all came back to their off-campus apartment together. When they didn’t see him all day on Tuesday, his housemates figured he was sleeping. It was not until later that evening, when they still hadn’t seen Hayes, that they decided to open his door and check on him. That’s when they discovered Hayes, who was unresponsive. They called 911 and tried administering CPR.

On our arrival, they’d already ceased those efforts, and it was obvious he was deceased,” said Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk. “Our investigation continues, but initially we’ve learned that he was out at a party the night before [and] had come home with a group of people he lives with their at the fraternity house. They thought he was sleeping in [and] didn’t bother him. It wasn’t until later in the afternoon that they finally checked on him and found him in the condition he was in,” said Sheriff Kirk [source].

There is no upside to any of these senseless deaths, only that this horrid semester is almost over.

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