A 47-year-old man has been charged in the case of the teenager from Massachusetts who ran away from home and was dropped off the next day in the hospital, where she later died.
Carlos Rivera was arrested Saturday morning and Lawrence Police said he had given drugs to Chloe Ricard, 13, who was acquitted on Monday night at the Emergency Department of Lawrence General Hospital, shortly after the man left her with medical staff who said the teenager needed help .
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a statement that Rivera was accompanied by an unidentified girl under the age of 16 when Ricard was dumped in the ER, about 30 miles north of Boston, around 4:47 PM.
Researchers learned that both minors were at the Bellevue Street apartment in Rivera on Sunday evening and on Monday most of them. It is unclear how he knows them, but a source claimed that he knew them before Sunday.
Chloe & # 39; s family said she last saw her on Sunday afternoon when she was dropped at a friend's house. They reported that she was missing the next day when the children's services contacted her to report that they thought she would try to run away. Images of her social media are shown
The cause of the death of the Amesbury girl is still unclear.
Rivera is charged with two counts of distribution of class B drugs to a minor, two counts of assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age, and a count of the same charge for a person over 14, according to the statement.
He is about to be read on Tuesday.
& # 39; We will continue our diligent pursuit of justice for this victim & # 39 ;, said Blodgett in the statement. & # 39; I want to praise the entire research team that worked all day to determine the events that lead to the tragic death of a 13-year-old girl. We will continue our diligent pursuit of justice for this victim. & # 39;
One of Chloe's latest posts on the photo sharing website was a disturbing reverie about death. It reads: & # 39; I don't want to live long.
& # 39; Y & # 39; all stupid tryna clown me and bring me down to be what i am … i live my life every day as its the last and that is me.
& # 39; I will never change and one day I will not wake up and that is my goal. Don't worry about my health. & # 39;
Chloe & # 39; s Instagram page has since been closed and the police are investigating the mysterious death that, according to her family, happened one day after running away from home.
Chloe Ricard, 13, died on Monday afternoon in the Emergency Department of Lawrence General Hospital in Massachusetts after being dropped off by Carlos Rivera, police say
Stepfather Brian Dolan told news from Boston 25: & # 39; No pulse, nothing, they just drove in and dropped her off.
& # 39; She didn't even have a pulse when they pushed her out of the car. The only thing I've heard from another agency before is … that someone of 47 years old dropped her off.
& # 39; The one who did this to my little stepdaughter, believe me, I hope there's hell to pay because they threw her out of the car like a sack of trash.
& # 39; If that was your child, if that was your sister, if that was your brother, or your mother, or your father, what would you do? I'm outside of myself. & # 39;
Authorities say the teenager, who was in eighth grade at Solstice Day School, had a cardiac arrest.
The man who drove her to the hospital left shortly after reporting staff about the girl's condition, but was later tracked down by the police through a surveillance video.
The police did not release any information about the man – including whether Chloe knew him or not – but said no charges were filed as part of their investigation.
Chloe & # 39; s family, who said she had had problems five years ago after her father's death, demanded answers in her death.
The family indicated that they were in the & # 39; wrong place with the wrong people & # 39; used to be.
Her mother Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan said they saw Chloe last when she was dropped off at a friend's Sunday afternoon.
Her mother Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan and stepfather Brian Dolan, who said she had had some problems five years ago after her father's death, are demanding answers
The man who drove her to the hospital left shortly after reporting staff to the girl's condition, but was later tracked down by the police via a surveillance video
They said they often sought comfort from her friends when she felt sad or angry.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that Chloe walked away that night, and afterwards did not return home, her mother contacted her daughter's friends, who assured her that a friend was fine.
She said the Department of Children and Families contacted her to report that there were & # 39; red flags & # 39; were that Chloe might want to run away from the state.
Her mother reported that Chloe was missing at the police station. While she was there, Goldsmith-Dolan said she received a text message from her daughter's girlfriend who said Chloe was in the hospital.
& # 39; Who can do that? Who can take her and dump her? It's just the most heinous act, & Goldsmith-Dolan told WCVB.
Chloe's stepfather also described the teen & # 39; s death as & # 39; so complicated & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Chloe was a great kid. She was pretty smart. She was smart. She was beautiful, & he said.
& # 39; Only the wrong place with the wrong people.
& # 39; I tried to divide it together, like trying to get hold of her friends to see if I can find out what's going on and that nobody tells me anything. & # 39;
An autopsy was performed on Chloe on Tuesday, but the medical investigator's statement about her cause of death is not expected to be released for some time
An autopsy was performed on Tuesday, but the medical investigator's statement about her cause of death is not expected to be released for some time.
The family has set up one GoFundMe page to cover the cost of Chloe's funeral, who has so far raised more than $ 3600 from his $ 10,500 goal.
The page reads: & # 39; She was a beautiful soul inside and out and was very kind to others, especially the less fortunate.
& # 39; Chloe had a passion for drawing, loved to listen to music, loved to dance, sing, beach time and spend time with her family and friends.
& # 39; She loved her family so much, especially her mother Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan, that she often saw the school bus ride on her mother's route in front of the school to spend more time with her.
& # 39; She was also constantly spoiled by her 2 brothers Kyle and Nicholas Ricard and stepfather Brian Dolan.
& # 39; She missed her father Raymond Ricard enormously after his death 5 years ago. They also had a very special relationship. & # 39;
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