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Cadet who died April 2 identified

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  • Air Force Academy Public Affairs
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the death of an Air Force Academy cadet who died Thursday April 2.

Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros, 21, was a Colorado Springs native assigned to Cadet Squadron 31.

"Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Cadet Quiros. Yesterday, we lost a member of our Air Force Academy family, and it's a loss felt across our entire institution," said Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Air Force Academy Superintendent. "Right now, our focus is on providing all possible support to the friends and loved ones of our fallen Airman."

Quiros was a senior majoring in astronautical engineering. He made the Dean's List (grade point average of 3.0 or higher) and Commandant's List (cadets with military performance averages of 3.0 or higher) multiple times, most recently in the Fall 2014 semester.

Quiros was found April 2 with injuries in his dormitory room and pronounced dead at the scene at 3:43 p.m. The cause of death is not known at this time. The next of kin have been notified.

Funeral arrangements are underway. More information will be released as it becomes available.