Milana Li Cause Of Death, Obituary Unavailable Yet – A 13-year-old Beaverton girl was discovered dead in a park approximately 24 hours after her mother reported her missing, according to police.
As reported by oregonlive.com, Police in Beaverton say they were summoned to Westside Linear Park at 3 p.m. for “strange circumstances.” They discovered Milana Li’s body in a tiny brook there. The park is a short distance from the girl’s house.
According to authorities, the sixth-grader had been missing since 1 p.m. Monday. Li was last seen wearing plaid pajama pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, and Converse shoes at her family’s residence at Southwest Murray Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road.
“There are no words to express the grief of losing a child,” Hess said, offering other mental health resources for parents.
According to a missing persons warning, Li’s first language was Russian, but she also spoke some English, which she “struggled with.”
Her mother admitted to having a phone, but said it was most likely turned off. Li was also unfamiliar with TriMet, according to Li’s mother. Li was initially labeled a runaway by the police.
So far, police have disclosed scant facts about their inquiry. There was no mention of how Li died. Detective Cindy Herring can be reached at 503-526-2280 if anyone has information on the case.
Principal Zan Hess of Conestoga Middle School, which Li attended, said administrators will disclose Li’s death Wednesday morning with extra counselors to help students and staff in an email addressed to parents.