There are tragedies and then there are senseless tragedies. This one is the latter.
A 17-year old girl, Brianne ‘Bri’ Marie Rapp of Butler, Pennsylvania was in the shower of her home at around 6:45 am as she was getting ready for school. Her mother, Kimberly was asleep at the time.
When Kimberly woke up, she found Bri in the overflowing bathtub with her hair caught in the drain.
It’s believed that the teen may either have slipped and drowned or passed out and drowned when her hair got caught in the drain and prevented the water from going down.
The teen was on a medication for a thyroid condition, according to her father, but it is unclear if that caused her to pass out, or if she slipped.
‘We’re thinking she blacked out in the bathtub and fell and hit her head and was found by my ex,’ her dad, Michael Rapp told CBS.
‘We don’t know if maybe hair clogged the drain but the tub overflowed.’
An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.
The family of the teen, who was a junior in high school, has a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the funeral.
On the pager her father writes ‘My daughter Brianne Rapp passed away Friday June 1st, 2018 in her home unexpectedly at the precious age of 17.’
Source: Daily Mail
Any remaining funds past their modest $9,500 goal is going to be used to start a college fund for her siblings, brother Tyler, 12, and sister Maddy, 4, in Bri’s memory.
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