‘Big Brother’ Contestant’s Daughter Found Dead After String of Teen Deaths in Ohio Town
The daughter of “Big Brother” Season 8 houseguest Amber Siyavus was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday, Jan. 8, according to reports.
Fox News reported that Lexi Tomcavage, 18, died on Monday night. Her death is being investigated as a suicide, said the Stark County Coroner’s Office in Ohio.
The coroner’s office told Fox that four other teenagers from Perry Township, where she was from, have died in the past six months. Three of the four deaths have been ruled as suicides, and the fourth is being ruled as a likely suicide. Their ages range from 14 to 18, the office said.
Four of the teens, including Tomcavage, went to Perry High School.
On Sunday, according to TMZ, Lexi tweeted several times about missing her friend who recently died. She wrote: “I miss you” and “never been like this before.”
Siyavus was a houseguest on Season 8 of “Big Brother,” and she finished seventh place on the reality TV show.
Fox8 reported that a dozen people protested at the high school to bring awareness about the suicides. The Perry Township Police Department and Perry Local Schools said they’re going to work to make more counselors available.
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“In an effort to address additional questions our department has received, none of the circumstances surrounding the other three student deaths have uncovered issues related to school. Additionally, none of the four death investigations are connected,” the police department told Fox 8 on Jan. 1.
The school district told Fox 8: “We are a proud community that comes together in difficult times, and we are asking the community to support our students, our parents, each other and our district’s staff as we move forward together.”