CANAAN, Vt. (AP) — Family members and friends are gathering to mourn the loss of a northern New Hampshire girl in the school gymnasium where she played basketball.

Eleven-year-old Celina Cass, whose body was found week ago in the Connecticut River, was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Lancaster on Monday.

The celebration of her life was scheduled Monday night at the Canaan School gymnasium with more than 200 people expected to attend.

Samples of the girl’s art work as well as photographs, stuffed animals, and notes and other keepsakes sat on tables that flanked the podium where a picture of Cass was placed.

Her death has been called suspicious but an autopsy failed to pin down the cause of her death and toxicology tests are pending.

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Comments (2)
  1. rkonsbeast says:

    They can at least determine if she drowned or was killed first and then thrown in the river. That has not been announced.

  2. elizabeth berquanat says:

    Haven’t those doughnut holes fount anything else yet?