Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia is in mourning after the deaths of two of its students. According to 11 Alive, the body of 16-year-old Susana Morales was discovered by a passerby close to Drowning Creek Road in Dacula, Georgia on Monday. Susana had been reported missing earlier this past summer.
On Monday, Rodrigo Floriano Mayen’s parents discovered his body at a residence in Tucker, Georgia, which is approximately 20 minutes outside of Atlanta. They had acquired information regarding his whereabouts from various social media platforms.
Reports suggest that Rodrigo has passed away due to an overdose. A 17-year-old, thought to be his closest companion, is currently behind bars at Gwinnett County Jail. The teen has been charged for reportedly concealing his death.
Authorities have declared that the two cases are not related.
Francisca Mayen, the mother of Rodrigo, expressed her deep sorrow in the wake of his passing. She told a news outlet, “I feel as if my whole world has crumbled around me.”
She issued a meaningful statement concerning her late son. In an interview, she said, “Because we did their job which was to find him. I gave police leads. I told them where he was, where they needed to go. I found him.”
In an interview with WSB-TV, she encouraged parents to be aware of who their teenagers’ friends are and monitor them accordingly.
On July 26, 2022, Susana was visibly spotted alive, as indicated by a post from Crime Stoppers Atlanta that contained a flyer from the Gwinnett County Police Department. The following day, her mother got in touch with the police and disclosed that Susana told her that she would be at her friend’s house.
According to police, Susana “has no history of running away and usually maintains close contact with her family.”
The high school released a statement to the student body’s parents. It read in part, “This sad news, coupled with the way some learned about it, may raise many emotions, concerns, and questions from our school community, especially from some students.”
The statement proceeded to inform parents that counselors and social workers were accessible to offer assistance to students during this time of grief.