The family of a freshman at Cornell University, who passed away last month after attending a Brotherhood celebration, offers anyone who has information about his death a reward of $ 10,000.
Antonio Tsialas, an 18-year-old Miami man, was missing late October during the parents' weekend, and his body was found a few days later in the Fall Creek Gorge in Ithaca, New York. Most recently, he was seen leaving an event in the Phi Kappa Psi Brotherhood, which was subsequently suspended.
Cornell University police said it was not a bad game, but nearly a month later Antonio's parents visited their son. At the time of his disappearance, we are still looking for answers.
Antonio's two parents, Flavia Tomasello and John Tsialas, told NBC News that their son was extremely social and probably not alone in the party.
She also told them on previous visits that he had become accustomed to Cornell and was very happy to be at the university.
"He always wanted to be with other people," said Flavia Tomasello. "He was not the type to go out alone, never."
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Antonio had dinner with his mother the night before and told her he needed to work on a project for his business course. Flavia Tomasello told NBC News that she had seen the project after his disappearance on his computer and that they believe he left after being invited.
"The most intriguing thing about the situation is that from the moment it was seen by the party and then the room from which it was later discovered at the location, nobody has said anything," John Tsialas said. "No one has acknowledged anything, it's just very confusing and confusing."
As they work to learn more about the circumstances of their son's death, Antonio's parents have published a full-page ad in the Monday issue of The Cornell Daily Sun. The school newspaper of the Ivy League School.
The couple claimed that "the first person to receive verifiable information about how and why Antonio died on the night of October 24, 2019" rewards him with $ 10,000. 19659014] Antonio Tsialas and his parents on an undated photo. via Cornell Daily Sun
Antonio's parents want to know if people were with their son when he died, and hope they get more information. They also call for a deeper investigation into Cornell's Greek life, according to NBC Miami.
"Our message is not just to disintegrate and to put an end to ourselves, as we have said several times, no one will bring our Antonio back," said Flavia Tomasello. "But I think we as parents deserve the truth and the church needs to know."
Antonio's parents hope that they can help prevent the same tragedy from happening again, and warn children that they need to be more aware of their surroundings. 19659002] "We are still grieving and talking about it and it is difficult for us to discuss these things with you," said John Tsialas. "But we want the story to come out so that does not happen to anyone else."
John Tsialas hopes the reward will encourage other people to provide information that could help lead the family to answers.
"Cornell University police continue to actively investigate the tragic death of Antonio Tsialas and the events of the previous night. Dave Honan, Cornell University police chief, said, "While Cornell was investigating, family lawyer David Bianchi told NBC News that Antonio's parents said so
"We are determined to get to the bottom of this," Bianchi said.
The Ithaca police told NBC News that they were not involved in the investigation, but The police have offered their support when needed.