AURORA, COLORADO. — Alex Sullivan was confirmed as one of the dead, in Friday night’s massacre that also killed 11 others in an Aurora movie theater.

A 23-year-old, Micayla Medek, was also among the dead. Her father’s cousin, Anita Busch, said the sad news at least brought peace to the family.


The Sullivan family was notified at 8 p.m. after they had desperately searched for Alex for more than 14 hours, a release from the family said. They said it was Sullivan’s birthday.

“The Sullivan family lost a cherished member of their family today,” a release from the family said. “Alex was smart, funny, and above all loved dearly by his friends and family.”