It was a tragic scene in Hoquiam last night as Police Chief Jeff Myers reports a teenager appears to have committed suicide. Myers said in a press release this morning that police were called to a home on Upper Grand Avenue on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:20 p.m. to investigate a reported death.

In conjunction with the Grays Harbor County Coroner’s Office and a detective at the scene, the investigation appears to indicate the 15-year old Hoquiam boy committed suicide at home.

Hoquiam Police notified the Hoquiam High School principal last night so he could make arrangements for counselors to be present at school this morning for grieving friends and students. The Hoquiam Police Department Chaplain was also requested and will
spend the day on campus as needed.

The Grays Harbor County Health Department was notified and will provide resources to the school and impacted students as needed in the days and weeks to come.

Persons suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts can seek immediate assistance at www.suicide.org or by calling 1-800-SUICIDE. The Grays Harbor County Crisis Clinic is also available 24-7 at 538-2889 or 1-800-685-6556. Help is always available

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