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Officials identify Texas teen found dead in Grapevine hotel bathroom

A freshman at Abilene High School was found dead Friday morning in a Grapevine hotel bathroom, authorities said.
A freshman at Abilene High School was found dead Friday morning in a Grapevine hotel bathroom, authorities said.

Officials have identified a teen found dead in a hotel bathroom as an Abilene High School freshman on a field trip, authorities said Sunday.

The victim was Creed Parrish, 15, a student at Abilene High, who was pronounced dead at 7:38 a.m. Friday at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 2401 Bass Pro Drive, according to authorities and the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Sunday.

Parrish was found in a bathroom in room 731 at the hotel, according to the medical examiner’s website. There had been no ruling on his death pending an autopsy and test results.

But police noted that there were no signs of foul play or that he had injured himself.

Parrish had been on a trip with other classmates for a thespian conference. Grapevine-Colleyville school district provided counseling immediately after the incident. Counselors from Abilene High traveled Grapevine also to provide support for students.

Eventually, the students returned to Abilene, school officials said.

“Our prayers go out to the family, to his friends and fellow students and the entire AHS Eagles community,” Abilene superintendent David Young said in a statement released by the school district. “We ask you please respect the family’s privacy as they deal with this tragic loss.”

Friday was the last of school before a week-long Thanksgiving break for students in the Abilene school district.

A 13-year-old transfer to the Crowley school district died Wednesday evening during football practice from an unknown medical issue. Kyrell McBride-Johnson had recently transferred from the Mansfield school district.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763,@mingoramirezjr
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