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Police Investigating Death of OSU Student From Plano



    Police in Stillwater are investigating the death of an Oklahoma State University student from Plano who died in an Oklahoma City hospital. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012)

    Stillwater police say there were no signs of foul play in the death of 22-year-old Oklahoma State University student and Plano native David Brumfield.

    Brumfield passed away on Monday afternoon.

    His roommate called local medics early Sunday morning after finding Brumfield unresponsive.

    Brumfield’s mother Pam said the family was by David’s side when he eventually passed.

    “He was a great kid and he left behind a lot of friends and a loving family,” she said.

    After graduating from Plano East High School, where he wrestled for the Panthers, Brumfield had followed in his father’s footsteps to Oklahoma State University.

    He soon joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

    This week, as the university prepares for homecoming, Sigma Chi brothers and other friends have used Twitter to share their memories of David, many using the hashtag “#RIPBRUM”.

    “He could be a bit of a prankster – funny, witty, very smart,” said his older sister Julie.

    “He did a lot in his short life,” his mother agreed.

    Pam Brumfield said David had recently decided he wanted to be a doctor, studied hard, and had thoughts about joining the military to give back to his country.

    Stillwater police have been tightlipped about the investigation, though the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner is involved.

    The Brumfields say it could take months before they have a proper cause of death.

    Stillwater police have released few details, saying they worry about tainting the investigation.

    In the meantime, the family has tentatively set funeral services for Sunday afternoon in Plano.

    Oklahoma State University has reportedly offered to provide busses for Brumfield’s Sigma Chi fraternity brothers to take them to Plano.

    “He did touch a lot of lives,” said Pam Brumfield.