Missing Pioneer High School student Adriana Davidson found dead, sheriff's office says
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says a teen who was last seen on Friday has been found dead.
Authorities say Adriana Davidson, 15, of Scio Township, was found just before 1 p.m. Monday under the bleachers at Pioneer High School where she also attended.
The teen last communicated with family at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 27 while on her way to school. She was last seen by friends at about 11 a.m. on Friday outside of the school.
The sheriff's office says Adriana's family attempted to locate her when she did not return home and called authorities to report her missing at about 12:10 a.m. Sunday when they were unable to find her.
Authorities say it does not appear to be foul play.
The Ann Arbor Police Department will be taking over the investigation.
"While the Ann Arbor Police department is investigating the circumstances of her death, we do not believe there is an active threat to the community. An autopsy is planned to determine cause of death," Ann Arbor police said in a tweet.
On Tuesday, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office released the following statement:
"We know that in the absence of facts, myths can emerge and with such a tragic situation those myths can begin to cause considerable harm. Parents become fearful to send their students to school based on unverified rumors, family members continue to be victimized from the constant barrage of inaccurate assumptions, and the integrity of an investigation can be threatened.
"We understand the need to make sense of such a senseless tragedy and the need for factual information to be delivered in a timely and accurate manner. However, we have a responsibility to protect the privacy of Adriana and her family and we are committed to maintaining the integrity of the investigation.
"For these reasons, we ask for your patience and restraint as we allow the family of Adriana to grieve and the facts of the investigation to come forward.
"It is important to stress, there were no visible signs of foul play when officers located Adriana and we do not believe there is an active threat to our community.
"The Ann Arbor Police Department is in charge of the death investigation as the scene is within city limits. Due to this ongoing investigation, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office will not release detailed investigative actions or any additional facts regarding the search for Adrianna until the investigation is complete.
"We again offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Adriana. You remain in our thoughts and prayers."
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