BETHESDA, Md - The body of 17-year-old Rosa Diaz-Santos was found in Takoma Park, Maryland, according to Prince George's County Police.
Diaz-Santos' remains were found in a wooded area of the 1600 block of Drexel Street in Takoma Park on Nov. 15, according to police. An autopsy ruled the manner of death a homicide and police are working to identify and arrest her killer.
The principal at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Dr. Portia Barnes, sent home a letter to the families Monday, which reads:
"It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Rosa Santos-Diaz, a ninth-grade student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. For those of you who knew Rosa, we ask that you remember and celebrate her life. For those of you who did not know Rosa, we ask that you respect our sadness and support us with your understanding. It is very difficult for all of us to face the death of a young person. A support team of school psychologists, professional school counselors, and our pupil personnel worker, from Prince George’s County Public Schools will join our staff to provide counseling and support to students. Counseling will continue to be available to students as long as necessary. We will provide the students with support; however, they may be coming home with questions and worries about this loss. Please feel free to contact me or one of our professional school counselors if you have any issues you would like to discuss."
Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call police at 301-516-2512.