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Family Sets Up Memorial At The Site CSUN Student Passed Away

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It's pain only a mother can feel as she's shown the place her son took his last breath.

"My boy, my little boy," the mother of 19-year-old Armando Villa said at the site authorities say they found his body in the Angeles National Forest

"Hazing," that's what the family of Armando Villa says took his life.

They set up a memorial off of Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Vogel Flat Sunday.

Authorities say Villa, who just finished his freshman year at CAL State Northridge died from heat stroke on a fraternity-sponsored hike Angeles National Forest, about a mile north of Vogel Flat on July 1st.

We're told Armando along with four other pledges and three student members of Pi kappa Phi were hiking Condor Peak Trail.

We spoke with a Forest rangers who was one of the first responders.

"It was about 93 degrees that day, it was hot or dry, the trail is very sandy. it can be a long hike or short hike but that was a long one," the Forest Ranger said.

He said the boys told him they ha been hiking 19 miles.

Ruben Lopez says he and his friend were out hiking when he saw the boys and helped them get to safety.

"They were all barefoot , no shoes they all looked like they had went through hell. They're was one could who couldn't walk. He was hoping around," Lopez said.

CSUN is conducting their own investigation into what happened. Pi Kappa Phi had been suspended from conducting any activities.

Still, the family says that doesn't bring back Armando. His father leaving a pkg of water for his boy and his mother a poem.

"I miss you today, i will miss you tomorrow, i will miss you the next day, I will miss you forever" it reads.

Both the school and the fraternity say they have "no hazing" policy's.

LA County Sheriff's department is investigating what happened.

 

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