Edgewater cops: Body of 15-year-old girl found shot to death in apparent suicide in grass near 22nd Street

Morgan Tuck/ victim of suicide by firearms / Headline SurferLocator for Edgewater teen suicide / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Morgan Tuck, 15, a New Smyrna Beach High School student, was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on a public street early Sunday in Edgewater. 

EDGEWATER -- The body of a 15-year-old girl was found in the grass near 22nd Street early Sunday, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Edgewater police responded to the scene at 8:49 a.m. near the intersection with Guava Drive, describing it as a "suicide attempt" with a gunshot wound with the victim pronounced dead upon their arrival.

Edgewater police press relrase on teen suicide / Headline SurferAt left is a copy of the Edgewater police press release issued to local media outlets at 11:02 a.m. Sunday on the teen suicide.

Police did not release any other details including the victim's name in what Headline Surfer believes to be in violation of Florida's public records statutes since the victim's family was notified.

The victim is 15-year-old Morgan Tuck, who attended New Smyrna Beach High School.

Editor's Note: Here's a personal reflection of the death of the teenager in the story above as written by Cheyenne Drews, an incoming senior at New Smyrma Beach High School:

Morgan Tuck, teen gunshot suicide victim in Edgewater / Headline SurferShaken by suicide of teen girl
Posted Sun, 2013-07-14 23:30
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