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Fairfax County police investigating death of McLean High School student Emylee Lonczak

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McLEAN, Va. -

McLean High School is mourning the death of a 16-year-old, rising 11th grade student, who was found dead Friday morning in Vienna.

Principal Ellen Reilly has sent a letter home to families notifying them that Emylee Lonczak had died unexpectedly and that grief counselors would be available to students and staff.

Police have not identified the girl, but say detectives found the body of a runaway they were looking for outside on the ground between two houses on Madrillon Estates Drive. They got a tip about where to find her.

Police say they are conducting an active criminal investigation into her death and are waiting for autopsy results to confirm how she died.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A burial mass will be offered at St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church in McLean on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Interment is private.

Online condolences and fond memories of Emylee may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com.

Letter from McLean High School Principal Ellen T. Reilly:

Dear McLean High School Families:

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that one of our students died unexpectedly Friday. Emylee Lonczak was a rising 11th grader at our school. She was a cherished student who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Our counselors and members of the FCPS Crisis Response Team will be available to meet with any students and staff who need support in dealing with this news. Understanding death, especially the death of a peer, can be a very difficult experience. For that reason, we hope that you will listen to your son or daughter as well as discuss with them their feelings and reactions to this tragedy. We are taking every step we can to be responsive to the needs of our students and their families. Keep us informed if there are ways we can support you. Please come to the Main Office between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Monday if you or your child needs to speak with a counselor. We will notify you when funeral services have been finalized.

On behalf of all members of the school staff, our deepest condolences are with Emylee's family and friends during this difficult time. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to call the school office at 703-714-5700. Attached is an article to assist you as you help your teen through this difficult time.


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