Marshall, Minn., mourns suicides of two 14-year-old girls

  • Updated: April 17, 2011 - 9:50 PM

Grief counselors will be present Monday at a middle school in Marshall, Minn., in the wake of the weekend suicides of two 14-year-old girls, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

Haylee Fentress, of rural Lynd, Minn., and Paige Moravetz, of Lynd, were found dead early Saturday in a home in Island Lake Township, apparently the result of suicide, Sheriff Mark Mather said in a news release.

No foul play is suspected in their deaths, the sheriff said. An investigation is continuing.

Counselors and other support services will be offered to the girls' classmates and other community members at Marshall Middle School Monday and into the week.

"When the community experiences the death of a child, it is something that the community has to come together to work through," Marshall schools Superintendent Klint Willert told the Marshall Independent newspaper.

Lyon County is in southwestern Minnesota.


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