On Wednesday, the father of a Michigan girl who went missing before being found dead near her school spoke out in heartbreaking social media posts, saying he is “so lost” without his daughter and that he wished he could “trade places” with her.
Adriana Davidson, 15, was found dead Monday near the athletic fields outside Ann Arbor Pioneer High School on Monday.
Adriana, known to her family and friends as Addy, was reported missing by her parents after failing to return home from school.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve even had to do but, my daughter Adriana was found and she has passed on,” Addy’s dad, John Davidson, wrote on Facebook on Monday.
“I’m not sure where I go from here but, I am so grateful for all the support and love from everyone across this nation especially family and friends that have helped searching and posting for Adriana.”
Davidson later shared a photograph of himself and his daughter in a car, writing, “I can’t remember how old she was here,” adding that they were apparently at a Dunkin’ Donuts drive thru.
“It’s that smile! She just lit up a room with it! Oh baby girl I don’t want this! I want to trade places with you so you can live and bring all that love and laughter you did to so many!” Davidson wrote.
“RIH (rest in heaven) I hope you are at peace my beautiful daughter. I am just so lost without you,” he added.
Davidson asked for people to hold off on contributing to a GoFundMe account to raise money for the funeral, saying he has an insurance policy, adding that the family needs time to grieve before announcing information about the funeral.
“I don’t want family and friends donating if I can cover this through my policy. I’m grateful for all the support and I will post once I know where we stand as far as the funeral expenses go,” he wrote.
Addy was seen arriving at school by bus on Friday morning and leaving shortly after, bus surveillance video showed. She was seen in later footage returning to the school but not going inside. Her friends reported that she was not feeling well.
Her brother, Anthony Lopez, said one of her best friends had texted her, asking if she was okay, only to receive an alarming text in which Adriana responded “No.”
Authorities said an autopsy was completed Tuesday but its results have not been disclosed, according to ClickOnDetroit.
Ann Arbor police are still investigating the death, but reportedly have seen no indications of foul play.
“We know there’s a lot of unanswered questions, as well as a lot of misinformation about the death of Adriana Davidson being shared on social media,” police said.
“The family and the community deserve answers, and we will be transparent about what happened as our investigation unfolds. While Adriana’s death is tragic — right now, we are not currently searching for anyone else who may be involved in her death, and there is NO threat to the community,” the department said.
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