The night after East Central’s homecoming, Baleigh Bowlin and Chloe Taylor vanished.
After they failed to return, relatives and friends raised the alarm and subsequently found the duo.
The car the kids were riding in was discovered by one of the girls’ uncles in the woods off the road in dense undergrowth.
The young women were discovered still secured in their chairs.
Just after 5 o’clock on Sunday, Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr. declared both teenagers dead at the scene. Due to blunt force injuries, they both perished. According to Lynd, the automobile overturned into the forest and was hidden from view from the road.
Around 5:30 on Sunday am, Taylor and Bowlin were last saw in a Waffle House with other students, according to NBC 15.
“I’m the one who yesterday discovered my nieces Chloe Taylor and Baleigh Bowlin! I went into the woods to find out what had happened to them! Uncle Robbie Taylor published a statement on his Facebook page.
I was the one who stood by the side of the road imploring and pleading with passing vehicles to stop because what I had just seen left me speechless! GOD, WHY ME? WHY DID I HAVE TO FINISH FINDING THEM? He wrote, ”
Chloe Taylor’s mother, Natalie Mann-Taylor, told the Sun Herald, “They were great friends.”
According to the hip. Baleigh and Chloe were the epitome of excellent friends since they cared for one another and were there for one another no matter what. They are both in the air and in our hearts forever.
Mann-Taylor said on Facebook, “My heart., my universe., my closest friend was ripped from me yesterday.” It doesn’t appear to be true. I’m hoping she enters those doors while I try to wake up from this nightmare. Why was my infant taken away? Why her? I never imagined having to experience this much sorrow as a parent.
“As we grieve the passing of two classmates, please be in prayer today. East Central High School, where Taylor and Bowlin were juniors, said on Facebook, “Please pray for wisdom as we process these tragedies with our students, teachers, and community.”
Additional school counselors and youth pastors were present in the school gym on Monday morning, according to East Central High Principal Jim Hughey, to provide assistance to any kids in need.
Hughey remarked of Baleigh and Chloe, “They were exceptional students.” “Our community will be grieving their loss for a time,” she said.
It’s difficult for me to convey the numbness I’m now experiencing. I’m paying careful attention to what’s going on on campus, but it may just be part of my perspective of how I’m feeling, according to superintendent John Strycker.
The investigation is being handled by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the two teenagers will soon undergo toxicological testing.
There is a GoFundMe campaign put up to collect funds for funeral costs.