Grand Jury Investigation Into Teen's Death at Youth Services Center

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly said he will file paperwork for a grand jury investigation into the death of a 16-year-old boy at the Lancaster Youth Services Center.

According to Lincoln Police, the teen was found hanging in his cell Sunday night - an apparent suicide attempt.

Police were called to the center at 10:45 p.m. Sunday when the boy was found. They believe it happened between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. He was taken to BryanLGH.

According to the boy's public court records, he was in court on February 15 to see if he could be release to his parents. The record shows the judge denied his release citing the 16-year-old's drug usage, self harming behavior and the parent's inability to keep him safe. He was ordered to undergo an evaluation by Health and Human Services by March 15.

His criminal history includes auto theft and drug charges. 10/11 is choosing to not release the boy's identity a this time.

There is a candlelight vigil from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday March 3rd at Herbert Park, North 81st Street and Trailridge Road.

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