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Obituary, Death Owen Cameron Missing : Community Mourns Loss of Portsmouth High School Student Owen Cameron

Obituary, Death Owen Cameron Missing : Community Mourns Loss of Portsmouth High School Student Owen Cameron

Mar 27, 2024
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Middletown, Rhode Island – The community is in mourning following the tragic discovery of the body of Portsmouth High School student Owen Cameron, who had been reported missing after leaving work on Saturday. The 17-year-old’s body was found late Wednesday morning near the Newport State Airport.

According to the Middletown Police Department, Owen’s body was discovered partially submerged in water. A joint search effort involving the Middletown, Newport, and Portsmouth police departments, as well as members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, successfully located Cameron’s body at 11:17 a.m.

While the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an investigation into the cause of Owen’s death, no criminal activity is suspected at this time, as confirmed by the police.

Owen Cameron, described as a focused and determined young man, was a student at Portsmouth High School. Superintendent of Schools in Portsmouth, Thomas Kenworthy, issued a statement to the school community on Wednesday afternoon, expressing condolences and offering support. Kenworthy shared that Owen had aspirations of pursuing a career as an electrician.

In response to the tragic news, counseling support will be made available to students and staff in the district, with ongoing assistance provided in the weeks ahead.

“Our thoughts are with Owen’s family and friends, and we will be respecting their privacy during this difficult period,” stated Kenworthy in his announcement.

The heartbreaking news of Owen’s passing was shared by his family in a heartfelt announcement. They expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support received from family, friends, colleagues, and the wider community during this challenging time. The Middletown Police Department’s tireless efforts in the search for Owen were also acknowledged with appreciation.

Plans for a service to honor Owen Cameron will be announced once they are finalized, as the family continues to come to terms with their profound loss. The entire community joins together in offering condolences and support to Owen’s family as they navigate this unimaginable tragedy.

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