Teen friends die hours apart in apparent suicides

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17-Year-Old Girl Friends Die in Apparent Suicide Just Hours Apart


A couple of friends who attended a Texas high school together were separately found dead on Sunday in what investigators believe may have been suicides.

The body of Ritu Sachdeva was found in her Murphy home after midnight Sunday. She was 17.

Hours later, the body of her friend Hillary Kate Kuizon was discovered in a wooded area near an area middle school, the Dallas Morning News reports.

See photos of Ritu Sachdeva and Hillary Kate Kuizon and reactions to their death:

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🙏🏼 Prayers to Plano East Sr. High for the lost of two friends and classmates, Ritu and Kate. #ripritu #ripkate https://t.co/5txS9SL0Tx
rest in peace kate. thanks for making me laugh constantly from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade👼🏼 #ripkate
I can't believe this ... I loved both of them so much #ripkate #ripritu
Your an amzing person.PYL is were we cried,laughed,and connected together.God gained an amazing angel! #RIPRitu https://t.co/lWzTPJECJJ
Everyone pray for PESH today as they just suffered 2 loses this weekend🙏💜 #ripritu #ripkate
Your smart,funny,caring. And I'm sad u wouldn't let me take pics of us.But its OK I forgive u. But god u gained an unique angel.#ripkate
I never got to tell you how you always made me smile and knew how to cheer me up on my darkest day... #RIPRitu https://t.co/Vu0KDGo7GT
Rather than mourn their deaths, let's celebrate their lives. Let's not let angels cry #ripkate #ripritu
rest in peace kate. thanks for making me laugh constantly from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade👼🏼 #ripkate
it's hard to process the fact that I'll never see you again...rip to one of the sweetest and most caring girls I've ever met #ripritu
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A missing persons report had reportedly been filed for Kuzion the night before.

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It was not immediately known whether the girls' deaths were related in any way and police did not say whether they had reason to believe they were.

However, CBSDFW reports that no evidence of foul play was discovered at either location.

"If that happened that there was some sort of pact, we need to know that because it may lead to further tragedies such as this one," city spokesman Celso Martinez said. "We don't know if it was but we don't want to discount the possibility offhand."

As the investigation continued, grief counselors were scheduled to be on hand at lano East High School for students having trouble dealing with the tragic losses.

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Another way the students have dealt with the deaths is by mourning for the girls and celebrating their lives on social media as the hashtags and RIP

"Your an amzing person.PYL is were we cried,laughed,and connected together.God gained an amazing angel!" tweeted Nirali Kotecha along with a photo of Ritu.

Another Twitter user wrote " your friendship will forever be in my heart"

Plano East student Brian McKay wrote, "Rather than mourn their deaths, let's celebrate their lives. Let's not let angels cry ."

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