Local grandfather, father and son die from carbon monoxide poisoning
A Troy man, his teenage son and his father died over the weekend when their camper filled with carbon monoxide during an outing at Lake Brownwood.
Bryan Glass, 41, his son Cody Glass, 13, both of Troy, and his father John Glass, 69, of Lake Brownwood, all were found around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon after Brown County deputies went to their deer camp near Lake Brownwood.
The three were found inside what deputies called a box trailer that had been modified into a camper.
Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill said the deaths were a result of unventilated propane heaters inside the trailer which produced a significant level of carbon monoxide inside the camper.
The bodies of all three were sent for autopsy.
Friends gathered for a balloon release to remember Cody at Trojan Park Tuesday.
Dozens of balloons filled the freezing cold sky over trojan park as nearly 100 classmates, teachers, and members of the community paid tribute to Cody Glass, a 7th grader at Raymond Mays Middle School.
Hallie Halford, 12 of Troy, said she's known Cody since elementary school.
They often played video games together.
She with the help of her friends and their parents organized the balloon release.
She described Cody as, " He was really funny person, He could make a joke out of anything and make you laugh even if you are in a bad mood."
Bradley Harelson, a relative said, "He was a kid that had the most infectious grin that you ever met. I mean he was just a good-hearted little boy. Left this world way too early."
Neiln Jeter, Troy ISD Superintendent issues the following statement:
"The Troy ISD family was saddened to learn of the heartbreaking death of one of our students.
We were informed Saturday night, December 30, that Cody Glass, a 13-year-old 7th grade student at Raymond Mays Middle School died tragically.
Troy ISD counselors and counselors from the Educational Service Center Region 12 Crisis Response Team will be available to meet with students and staff on Wednesday, January 3.
The district will continue to provide counseling and support as needed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time."
Funeral arrangements for the three victims had not yet been set Tuesday.