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Jessie Melcolm found dead
Police in Florida are investigating the case of a 19-year-old cheerleader who died under mysterious circumstances, officials said.
Jessie Melcolm, a freshman at Tallahassee Community College, was found unresponsive Tuesday at her apartment hours after complaining about flu-like symptoms, news station WJAX reported.
The college student reportedly called her mother Monday night and said she had a headache and sore throat.
When her mom didn’t hear from her the next morning, she called her daughter’s friend to check on her. The athletic teen was discovered unconscious and later died, news station WJXT reported.
Tallahassee Police Department said they are still probing her death, but no foul play is suspected.
Friends remembered Melcolm, who was a former cheer captain at Batram Trail High School, as a supportive teammate and positive, according to WJXT.
“Jessie was such an influential individual in my life,” friend Kennedy Whitsell wrote on Facebook. “She had a way to brighten your day every time you saw her.”
Melcolm’s family is set to hold a celebration of life ceremony for their daughter Nov. 17 in Jacksonville.