Youngest, oldest theater victims have Texas ties

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Posted on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 22 at 6:50 PM

We've learned that two more people who died in Friday morning's movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado have connections to Texas — the youngest victim, six-year-old Veronica Moser and the oldest, Gordon Cowden, 51.

Cowden's family issued a statement, describing him as a true Texas gentleman who loved life and his family. They said he was an outdoorsman and world traveler with a quick wit.

Cowden was originally from Austin before he moved to Colorado. He is the son of longtime Texas lawmaker George M. Cowden, who represented Waco in the Texas House of Representatives.

Veronica Moser lived in Colorado with her mother. She has family in Texas who are grieving her loss, including an uncle who lives in Houston.

Veronica had just been bragging to them about how she was learning to swim.

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