Authorities Probe Area Teen's Death

Riyadhna Farrow was pronounced dead after police responded to 911 call from Montgomery Terrace

Authorities can not yet determine the cause of a senior's death early Monday morning, although foul play is not suspected.

Riyadhna Farrow, 18, of Montgomery Terrace, was pronounced dead after police responded to a 911 call reporting an unresponsive female at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Capt. Darren McConnell said Monday evening.

McConnell said that "there is no indication there was a homicide or foul play" and called rumors which swirled around the area, to the contrary, "unsubstantiated." He added that investigators also have ruled out suicide as a cause of death.

The captain said CPR was performed in an attempt to revive Farrow, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Tests are being conducted" to determine the cause of death, McConnell said.

The Red Bank Regional administration today offered and will continue to make available crisis counselors for any teens who need support.

"It is with great regret that we learned today of the passing of one of our students over the weekend. This tragic loss deeply saddens our entire community, and our thoughts and prayers are with our student’s family and friends," said Marianne Kligman, Red Bank Regional's community information officer.

"To aid our school community in  coping with this tragic event, we have made our crisis team and student counseling services available to our students, staff and community members who might seek such support," Kligman said.

Superintendent Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz wrote on the school's website that "RBR will do all it can to support our students, staff and families during this difficult time."

Stefankiewicz also suggested the following resources for parents of teens struggling with Farrow's untimely passing: the Traumatic Loss Coalition, 609-915-0684; the Children's Mobile Response, 877-652-7624; and Monmouth Medical Crisis Intervention, 732-923-6999.


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