Teen dies at sleepover in New Jersey

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

MANTUA -- Police are investigating the tragic death of a young teenager who was found unresponsive Saturday morning at a sleepover in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

According to authorities, the 14-year-old girl was with a girl's soccer team at a sleepover in Mantua on Saturday when she was found unresponsive in a tent.

The homeowners called 911, and arriving paramedics pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

The girl's soccer team, Eastern Girls Soccer, posted a tweet Saturday identifying her as Eastern Regional High School freshman Kara Lemanowicz.

The tweet reads: "EGS lost one of our own this morning in Freshman Kara Lemanowicz. She went to sleep with a smile and among friends. RIP. We play for you."

The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office have ruled out foul play, and say no alcohol and/or drug use is suspected.

At this time authorities believe a possible medical condition may have led to the girl's death.

According to Eastern High's Athletic Department, a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Kara Lemanowicz is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Giangiulio Turf Field.

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