Officials have identified a girl who was found dead in the banks of the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia late Wednesday morning as Pamela Flores.
14-year-old Pamela Flores was last seen Oct. 27 around 8:15 a.m. when she left her home to go to Frankford High School but never arrived.
Her family said Pamela's backpack and cellphone were found in the vicinity of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, which is about a 3-mile walk from the school.
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The medical examiner made the announcement Thursday afternoon, ruling the death a suicide caused by drowning.
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