December 15 1976 - September 28 1999
My name is JOY BRUNNER. Corey was born on the 15th of Dec in Hawaii, he
was studding to be a ship captain at the time of his death and would have
been in only 2 years. Corey had received a 10 dollar a day raise and
promotion only the day before his death, he had also bought a new home he
had only lived in for 3 months and one day.
Corey was a wonderful person, his own man at 22, at the service people
from all walks of life came. There were people that came off the street
that did not even know Corey only to look at a young man that had made
such and impact on the community.
Threw Corey's death, things will change in Angelina County, and the State
of Texas. Maybe in the nation. Even though Corey did not take his own
life, I have walked the path of a mother that laid her child to rest with
suicide on his death. What a injustice we place on not only the victim
of suicide but the family that is left behind.
This does not even touch the families that their loved one was falsely
accused. I have been led to many families that have and are doing just
what we did to find the truth, I have know words to tell you of the
feelings we have been dealing with in the last 22 months. Corey's death
will be with us forever, our lives have changed for ever, we will never
be the same. I do have peace that Corey is in Heaven, but what we have
been left with here on earth is outrageous. The people that investigated
Corey's death did not care enough to find out what happened to our Corey.
God is so very good!
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