By Justin Sweitzer
The KU community is mourning the loss of a former student athlete who was murdered in Camden, New Jersey on August 16.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Brett Moss, 23, of Bensalem, Pennsylvania was found at the intersection of 27th and Saunders Streets in Camden, suffering from gunshot wounds. Moss was transported to a nearby hospital, but died from his injuries the following day.
Currently, no arrests have been made and the investigation into Moss’s murder is ongoing.
Moss, a former KU defensive end, played his senior season as a member of the Golden Bears after transferring from East Stroudsburg University the previous season.
During his first and only season as a Golden Bear, Moss led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, as well as all of Division II, with 18 and a half sacks, setting a KU record that still stands to this day.
His contributions as a Golden Bear played a crucial role during the 2011 season which saw KU win a school-record 11 games as well as their first PSAC Championship. Additionally, his stellar 2011 season earned him Powerratedsports.com’s Division II Defensive Lineman of the Year award.
KU released a statement on the university’s official Facebook page offering their condolences to Moss’s family, saying, “The KU community mourns the loss of former student and football alum Brett Moss. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends going through this difficult time.”
A GoFundMe campaign was set up to help pay for funeral expenses and raised over $4,900 toward a $10,000 goal.
The GoFundMe page notes that Moss was an organ donor and is survived by a daughter.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office asks that anyone with information contact Detective Jason Rowello at (856) 225-8475, Camden County Police Detective Mark Lee at (856) 757-7420 or contact the office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.