GRIEF-STRICKEN MOM OF DEAD AFA CADET
How much pain and misery can one family take?
Jose Quiros, father of recently deceased Air Force Academy Cadet Alexandre Quiros, has asked for privacy on his FACEBOOK page, saying "We (the family) can only handle so much tragedy at one time."
Ksenia Quiros (pictured here with her son) who left home Wednesday night and was the object of a massive search since then, is dead. Her frozen body was found Saturday morning about one thousand feet off a hiking trail in the area of Gold Camp Reservoir in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs.
She perished from exposure, but in actuality, the grief-stricken mom died of a broken heart. Her life revolved around her cherished Alex.
AN EXPANDED TRAGEDY
The tragic death of the brilliant cadet (we do not wish to discuss the circumstances that led to his demise, except to say that it was accidental, and not murder or "suicide,") has cast a pall of extreme sorrow over the military and civilian community here.
A Dean's List student set to graduate in May, Alex was found "injured" in his dorm room April 2 at the AFA. Rushed to hospital, he died within the hour.
A friend of the Quiros family told an MCC reporter that 45 year-old Ksenia took her own life because she could "no longer live without her beloved son."
WHAT KILLED AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADET