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How did Lillian Jones die? High school wrestler among two girls found dead in home as cops wait on autopsy

Fort Smith police were called to a home where they found two 18-year-old women dead
UPDATED OCT 20, 2022
Lillian Jones, 18, was found dead at a home in Fort Smith, Arkansas on October 15 (Lilian Jones/Facebook)
Lillian Jones, 18, was found dead at a home in Fort Smith, Arkansas on October 15 (Lilian Jones/Facebook)

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS: Police are investigating the deaths of two girls found in a home under unexplained circumstances.18-year-old promising teen wrestler Lillian Jones was identified as one of the fatalities. Officers were called to a home in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Oct 15, where they made a grisly discovery.

According to 40/29 News, Jones was found on property owned by one of her family members. Coroners are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death of the high school student. No other details about the death of another woman have been released by police. Tributes were paid to Jones, who had won two state championships. The Fort Smith Times Record reported that Jones' coach, John Petree, said she had an "infectious energy."


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“Nothing can prepare you for the sudden loss of one of your school kids/wrestlers", Petree posted online. “Totally and utterly heartbroken. I pray for comfort for her family and her many many friends.” Jones was part of the Van Buren High School girls' wrestling team. “The Van Buren School District was saddened to learn of the passing of one of our students over the weekend”, spokeswoman Brittany Ransom said. 


Jones was described as an "accomplished wrestler" by the school. Her friends have also paid heartbreaking tributes to the teen. “Just a few weeks ago you hug me and we talked for a few", said one of her friends. “If I knew that would have been the last time I would have hung on a little longer. Sweet Lillian Jones you will be missed. RIP sweet girl.” 


MEAWW previously reported famous former WWE female wrestler, Sara Lee has died at the age of 30. Lee's mother Terri announced the tragic news on Thursday, October 6. In August 2015, Sara Lee emerged as the winner of the sixth season of WWE's reality show competition called 'Tough Enough.'

Sara Lee was married to Cory Weston, who went by the ring name Wesley Blake, and the couple had three children. While the cause of death hasn't been revealed yet, the sudden demise of the 30-year-old has shocked her social media fans as the wrestler last posted a photo of herself in gym clothes the day before her death. The wrestler, however, did share some hints of feeling healthy after quite some time and mentioned she was suffering from a sinus infection for the first time. "Celebrating finally being healthy enough to go to the gym 2 days in a row 👏🥳 first ever sinus infection kicked my butt #Saraselfie #gains," read the caption of her last picture before her death.