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Auburn WR Quan Bray's Mother Killed, Reportedly By Bray's Father

A man listed as Quan Bray's father has turned himself in for the murder of Bray's mother in Georgia.

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Auburn Supporting Quan Bray After Death Of Mother, Gene Chizik Issues Statement

In the wake of the death of the mother of incoming freshman Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray, the Auburn community is reaching out to help Bray. The Birmingham News reports that Bray has been the recipient of an outpouring of support on Facebook and Twitter, and that the father of quarterback Kiehl Frazier tweeted that he and his son were on the way to Bray's home in LaGrange, Ga. to offer support.

Bray's mother, Tonya, was reportedly killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday morning. The man who turned himself in for the slaying, Jeff Jones, is listed as Quan Bray's father on Bray's official Auburn profile, and news outlets have reported that Jones and Tonya Bray were a separated couple.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik is currently on vacation, but issued a statement through the university:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Quan and his entire family during this extraordinarily difficult time. This is a terrible tragedy, but the Auburn Family will support Quan in every way possible throughout the grieving and healing process ahead. Quan is a great young man with a bright future, and we will be there for him every step of the way."

For more on Bray and the Auburn Tigers, visit Track Em Tigers.

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Auburn WR Quan Bray's Mother Killed, Reportedly By Bray's Father

The mother of Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray was murdered on Sunday. According to WTVM-9 in Columbus, Ga., LaGrange, Ga. police responded to a car accident before finding a woman, later identified as Tonya Bray, with a gunshot wound to the head in the driver's seat. She was pronounced dead at West Georgia Medical Center.

Jeff Jones turned himself in for the murder of Bray, claiming that he shot her while driving alongside Bray's car. According to police reports, Bray and Jones had been together in an 18-year relationship, but they have not yet confirmed whether the two were married. As WTVM's report points out, Quan's official profile at the school's website lists Jeff Jones as his father.

Bray will be a freshman for the Tigers this fall after choosing Auburn in front of a national television audience. From SB Nation Atlanta:

Many will remember Quan Bray as the Troup County blue-chip player who committed to Auburn during the ESPNU All-America game with his family at his side by proclaiming, "War Eagle, baby! War Eagle, baby!" in a delightful west Georgia accent. Watching that video, filled with smiling faces, is not at all pleasant right now.

For more on Bray and the Auburn Tigers, visit Track Em Tigers.

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