16-year-old girl found dead in Crookston

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:40 AM CDT
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CROOKSTON, MINN. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Crookston Superintendent Jeremy Olson confirmed the 16-year-old girl found dead early Monday morning was a student at Crookston High School.

“We are extremely saddened by this loss and have taken steps to support our student body,” Olson said in a statement.

He said grief counseling and mental health professional support are available on a continual basis to support Crookston students and families.

“If you or your family are in need of immediate crisis assistance contact Alluma (former Northwest Mental Health Center) at 1-800-282-5005 (24/7 crisis line),” said Olson.

Original - Authorities are investigating the situation surrounding a 16-year-old girl found dead in Crookston.

Police say around 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, they were called to the 400 block of Summit Ave. for a report of an unconscious girl.

Shortly after authorities arrived, they pronounced the victim dead.

Authorities say the investigation is open and active, however it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no public safety concern.

The girl’s body will be taken to UND for an autopsy.

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