Two Plano East Students Found Dead from Suicide: Police

Students at Plano East High School are mourning the loss of two fellow students whose deaths are being investigated as suicides, police say.

Murphy police said 17-year-old Ritu Sachdeva was found dead inside her home in Murphy last weekend. A few hours later, the body of 17-year-old Hillary Kate Kuizon was found in a wooded area just south of Tom Kimbrough Stadium, which is also in Murphy.

The two were acquaintances, but right now, Murphy police cannot say if the two deaths are related.

Police said there's no evidence of foul play.

As news of the deaths spread, many in Plano were reminded of a rash of suicides that occurred in Dallas County and Plano in 1983.

According to information from the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, 28 people under the age of 20 committed suicide in Dallas County in 1982. In the first eight months of 1983, five teens in Plano committed suicide and 15 others attempted it.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, find help and resources from the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas or the Texas Suicide Prevention Council.

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