21-year-old Texas Tech student, Colin Matthew Schaefer was a Waco native, and graduate of Frenship high school. He's described by his Sigma Chi Fraternity brothers as the nicest guy you'll ever meet, and that's why news of his murder hit hard. "I'm still in shock, I can't believe it happened, I don't know what to think," says friend, Scott Lynd.
"Murders don't ever make sense, I don't care what it's for, you can't justify that." Scott is still trying to figure out what happened yesterday (Tuesday). He says Colin was hanging out at his house last night until 12:30, watching movies and talking. "It was just your friend leaving the house, see ya later, he had some friends I don't know and he was probably going by one of their houses," says Lynd.
From 12:30 a.m. until shortly before 6 a.m., Scott doesn't know exactly where Colin was. Before he ended up at the Bank of America ATM machine at 50th and Slide. "We're going to miss him. We're praying for his family and still in a state of shock, and we're just hoping to get to the end of it so we can mourn," says Scott.
Texas Tech Quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was also a friend and fraternity brother of Colin Schafer. He took a time out on the practice field to reflect on the loss of his friend. "He was in my fraternity. We went through pledgeship together, so I know a lot about him, just a great guy. He's one of those guys that walks in a room and makes everybody smile. Everybody liked him. A wonderful person...we're going to miss him dearly. My prayers go out to his family." Funeral arrangements for Colin Schafer are still pending.
Colin Schaefer was a Texas Tech senior on his way to graduating with a business degree.