The Commandant of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, Joe Ramirez, is offering his condolences to the family of a Corps member found dead earlier this week in Marlin.
The body of 22-year-old Anthony Carey was found Monday afternoon near his locked car.
Police say the preliminary investigation pointed to suicide.
He had been missing since last Thursday when he left Houston with the intent of returning to College Station to attend the fall semester at Texas A&M.
Ramirez's statement reads in full:
"It is with extreme sadness that I confirm the death of cadet Anthony Carey '13, a member of the Corps of Cadets. Anthony, a senior Agricultural Systems Management major from Houston, was a member of Squadron 18 and joined the Corps of Cadets in the spring of 2010 as a sophomore. All who knew Anthony remember him as a friendly, positive young man who had a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor. He was a very well-liked young man, and his loss will affect all of us for a long time to come.
I want to offer my condolences to Anthony Carey’s family, friends and fellow cadets on his loss. We all stand together as Aggies today as we mourn the loss of one of our own. Anthony Carey will be missed by all of us.
As an Aggie, I hope the Carey family will take solace in knowing that Anthony will never be forgotten, and that the unique Aggie spirit of camaraderie that is such an integral part of Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets will hold fast for them in this very difficult time.
'We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we. True to each other, as Aggies can be.'
- Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr. ’79"
A funeral for Anthony will be held in Houston at 10 a.m. Friday, August 31 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in the 11140 block of Greenbay Street.