FREDERICK, Md. — A Frederick County Public Schools student was found dead over the weekend, the school announced in a letter to parents.
The Tuscarora High School administration said the remains of ninth-grader Eberson Guerra Sanchez were found in Washington, DC.
“Its an extremely sad and difficult time for the entire school community,” said Michael Dorrer, with Frederick County Public Schools.
Sanchez was first reported missing by a family member shortly before midnight on April 26, 2019, the Frederick Police Department said.
His remains were found by a fisherman in a wooded area about a half mile from the Chain Bridge.
“He was suffering from multiple traumatic injuries to his body, head, and neck area,” said A. Haythe, Branch Commander, with Metropolitan DC Police. “He was missing a hand. His other hand was so severely injured that he was barley still intact.”
Members of FCPS crisis team with school psychologists and school counselors were at the school Thursday to answer questions, and support students and staff.
The administration added they have no reason to believe his death was connected to the school or any Tuscarora students.
“We really care about our students,” said Dorrer. “We take the time to get to know them personally, so anytime we loose a student…it is an extremely difficult thing for everyone…for students, teachers and administrators.”
Police are still investigating the circumstances of his death.
School officials said they will continue to be available to students and staff.