Grand jury rules Bonner death a suicide - - Jackson, MS

Bonner family comments on grand jury ruling

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It appears foul play was not involved in the death of Madison teen Abigail Bonner. A grand jury ruled this week that Bonner's death was a suicide by prescription medication overdose.

"We are thankful that the police have been very thorough in their work in this case," said Lance and Rachel Bonner in a statement. "They have made clear to us that it was plainly a suicide. This is a very painful truth, but one which we must now accept."

The 17 year old was first reported missing last August. Her body was found ten days later in a wooded area about a mile from her family's home.

The ruling ends a five month investigation by the Madison Police Department.

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