Saturday, June 3, 2023

President of Central State University Addresses the Grisly Death of Student Omar Davis Jr

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The president of Central State University issued a letter, mourning the death of his university’s recent graduate Omar Davis, who was found dead in a trunk of a vehicle, stuffed in a garbage bag on Tuesday afternoon.

President Jack Thomas said Omar was a well-loved student on the Ohio campus. “Last evening, representatives of the University were informed of the passing of honors graduate Omar Davis Jr who was a cherished member of the honors community, beloved Marauderand recent Centralian,” he said.

Thomas said Omar received the Top Scholar Award for the Junior Class for the 2020-2021 academic year and was known for his “wonderful spirit, incredible energy, and boundless potential.”

In 2018, Omar received a scholarship from the  Ministry of Education Public School Scholars Programme,  to attend CSU and graduated in May of this year, with a double major in Accounts and Finance.

He became a testament of triumph since overcoming the death of his father, who was shot to death as he looked on.

Thomas said Omar will always be a part of the university.

Authorities said  Omar received injuries to the head, face, and chest area and appeared to have been wounded by a sharp object. They have detained five men for questioning ranging in ages 20-56 years.

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