MILFORD, Conn. — A 16-year-old Connecticut high school student was stabbed to death Friday morning, and police are investigating whether the 16-year-old male who is suspected of killing her had wanted to take her to the prom, which was scheduled for Friday night.
Jonathan Law High School junior Maren Sanchez was killed in a hallway at the school. The suspect, also a junior at the school, is in custody. His name is being withheld because he is a minor, police said.
“The unexpected and sudden loss of our beloved family member Maren Victoria Sanchez is both shocking and devastating,” said her cousin, Edward Kovac of Easton. “Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening with her friends and classmates. Instead we are mourning her death and we are trying as a community to understand this senseless loss of life.”
The victim lived with mother, Donna Cimarelli-Sanchez.