Tucker Hipps' parents release statement after anniversary of son's death


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Tucker Hipps, a 19-year-old Clemson student fell from the Highway 93 bridge and died during a run with 26 fraternity pledges and three fraternity members from Sigma Phi Epsilon on September 22nd, 2014.

His parents, Cynthia and Gary Hipps released a statement through their attorney on Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of his unsolved death and there is a $20,000 reward from Crime Stoppers of Oconee County at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

"Late in the afternoon of September 22, 2014, our family received a phone call that would forever change our lives. Our only son, Tucker, had been found in the waters of Lake Hartwell, having mysteriously fallen from the bridge above during a mandatory pledge run at 5:30 that morning. We have spent the last year reeling, trying to understand that which can never be understood. Questions remain unanswered, yet there is still great hope that the truth will be revealed. The community has reached its arms out to embrace us and for that, we are most grateful. We would like to thank the people of this community for their unwavering support over the last year and for cherishing Tucker's memory.

On this most difficult day, we humbly ask that anyone who knows anything about the circumstances of September 22, 2014, or Tucker's death, to please contact law enforcement. In our hearts we believe that there are people in this community who either saw the boys running or on the bridge, or learned something later which may help law enforcement.

Any information is helpful, and it is never too late to aid in the investigation. Please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text your tip to 274637. Crime Stoppers of Oconee County is offering a reward of more than $20,000 for information which leads law enforcement to solving the ongoing investigation surrounding Tucker's."

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spacer Campus Update: Tucker Hipps' parents release statement after anniversary of son's death
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spacer This is heartbreaking. Such a desperate plea for something that could so easily be given.***
soywaker®
spacer If you no so much
TigerGrad11
spacer know****
TigerGrad11
spacer Re: If you no so much
Timmie2
spacer agreed***
TigerGrad11
spacer So, you agree something doesn't make sense and somebody
soywaker®
spacer Amen, Soy. Have a son or daughter, 11, & get back with us.
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Perhaps I was presumptuous in thinking
TigerGrad11
spacer But nobody saw anything or knows anything.
Smiling Tiger®
spacer No. They literally deserve to be ##### on.***
SwimminTiger®
spacer If there are ones that are keeping quite that is
TigerGrad11
spacer Quiet - not quite . . . There are 1 or 2 people that know
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Thanks professor
TigerGrad11
spacer Re: If there are ones that are keeping quite that is
capskick
spacer I dont see how it's careless, Sorry.
TigerGrad11
spacer Re: Campus Update: Tucker Hipps' parents release statement after anniversary of son's death
98CU
spacer not so hard to believe
tarheeledtiger
spacer even if they do know, once they get all lawyered up...
Iwantthe80sback
spacer Clemson should shut that frat down until people start talking...
greene
spacer Shut down the entire Greek system.......
champs8487
spacer Clemson will never do that, for one reason:
grover173
spacer I had not thought of that, but......
champs8487
spacer I read something yesterday that said that chapter of Sig Ep
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Re: Clemson should shut that frat down until people start talking...
ChucktownTigertown®
spacer Re: Clemson should shut that frat down until people start talking...
ChucktownTigertown®
spacer Sadly the Clemson PD (city and campus) has a long history of
Obed
spacer in fairness to the CUPD, they do have REAL crime to fight
Tharealdonjuan
spacer Don't forget.....
champs8487
spacer Yep! Campus police have to focus on those
T_I_P
spacer Re: Yep! Campus police have to focus on those
tigermatt320
spacer There's just no revenue to be generated by actually
CM Shack
spacer Look at it this way...
TigerTown
spacer EVERYONE WHO DRINKS IS GOING TO DIE.
SwimminTiger®
spacer Re: EVERYONE WHO DRINKS IS GOING TO DIE.
Aikitiger
spacer when I was at clemson from 98-02 some of the
casperasop1
spacer Re: Look at it this way...
predators
spacer Re: Look at it this way...
kyleh55
spacer Ive jumped off that bridge a few times
Brady
spacer Husain's murder was so awful
grover173
spacer shameful it's gone on this long with no one talking but
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer i doubt anyone saw them running
tarheeledtiger
spacer There are only 2 things that could have happened
Neal in NC®
spacer Re: There are only 2 things that could have happened
tarheeledtiger
spacer I hope the ones that know what happened and refuse to tell
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Amen !***
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer The truth will come out. The guilt of this magnitude will
GrayBengal®
spacer Re: I hope the ones that know what happened and refuse to tell
raginranger
spacer Very sad situation made worse
Felix2
spacer Re: Campus Update: Tucker Hipps' parents release statement after anniversary of son's death
palmetto75
spacer So let's say he said walk on the bridge railing . . . and he
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Look. Most of us on Tigernet have crossed that bridge
GrayBengal®
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