After Chloe Ricard failed to contact her family or come home after “briefly” visiting a friend, the family began to investigate, fearing the worst.
Chloe Ricard, 13, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, was left at the front door of Lawrence General Hospital’s emergency room by a man in his 40s.
Calling hours for Chloe Ricard, the 13-year-old from Amesbury pronounced dead after being dropped at Lawrence General Hospital, will be at Chiampa Funeral Home in Shrewsbury on Tuesday. Funeral still being worked out. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/w9RtUkoxzf— Heather Hegedus (@HeatherHegedus) May 24, 2019
She was dead.
“From what one of the police officers said at the hospital, she was brought in and dumped at the hospital,” Dolan told WFXT-TV.
“They said she was lifeless. No pulse, no nothing, they just drove in and dropped her off. She didn’t even have a pulse when they pushed her out of the car.”
Police have made an arrest in connection with this mystery figure.
#BREAKING: @DAJonBlodgett: 47-year-old charged w/ distributing drugs to a minor as part of investigation into death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard.— Eli Rosenberg NBC10 Boston (@EliNBCBoston) May 25, 2019
Carlos Rivera was arrested early this morning at @lawrencepolice HQ. @NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/Lxc6VyxgVi
Step father of Chloe Ricard tells me he's ecstatic an arrest has been made in her sudden death#7news pic.twitter.com/qhexd646Sr— Steve Cooper (@scooperon7) May 25, 2019
Condolences to the family and loved ones of this little spirit.— Lennie Clark (@lenniearizona) May 25, 2019
The District Attorney’s office, as well as Lawrence’s Police Department, announced that 47-year-old Carlos Rivera had been arrested in conjunction with the death of the eighth grader.
There are currently no details about how Chloe Ricard died, but the police department is calling the arrest of Carlos Rivera a “step in the right direction.”
Statement of @lawrencepolice Chief Roy Vasque on the arrest of Carlos Rivera in connection with the death of a 13 year old Amesbury girl, left dead at Lawrence General. @wbznewsradio pic.twitter.com/tjNoBzTFbl— KarynRegalWBZ (@Karynregal) May 25, 2019
Chloe Ricard’s timeline was brutally ended well before it should have been. There are many like Chloe in the world. Many with bright futures those that love them will never get to see materialize. RIP Chloe & all the others taken way to soon.— Smart Gone Dumb (@SmartGoneDumb) May 25, 2019
This is quite sad.— mwy (@wwredpepper) May 25, 2019
How horrible!— Julie (@AbJules) May 25, 2019
This is a nightmare!— ASFINTIT (@ASFINTIT) May 25, 2019
Debra, her mother, said while in tears:
“She was sick. Call an ambulance. Do something to try to save her. He took away my world.”
This is sad 😔— Yvonne Murphy (@EssenseOfAWoman) May 25, 2019
Tragic...rest easy, sweet angel. Prayers and sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones at this difficult time.— Sonny (@DefntlyMiamiVce) May 26, 2019
“I want to commend the entire investigative team who worked around the clock to determine the events leading of the tragic death of a 13-year old girl. We will continue our diligent pursuit of justice for this victim.”
But what is justice?
Is this a murder case, or a series of bad decisions that led to a tragic outcome?
Hopefully, Chloe’s family will have answers soon.