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A high school student who survived the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., died Saturday in an apparent suicide a week after another survivor killed herself, police said.

Police received a call about a deceased person at a home Saturday night and arrived at the scene to find a juvenile who died of an apparent suicide, a Coral Springs Police spokesman told Fox News on Sunday. The official cause of death has not been released pending the medical examiner’s autopsy.

STUDENT WHO SURVIVED PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING DIES IN SUICIDE: REPORT

Police confirmed the juvenile was a current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, but did not release further details. Authorities were investigating the incident.

A student who survived the Parkland school shooting died of an apparent suicide on Saturday, police said.

A student who survived the Parkland school shooting died of an apparent suicide on Saturday, police said. (AP)

Sources told the Miami Herald, who first reported the story, that the juvenile was a male student who was a sophomore.

News of the death comes a week after Sydney Aiello, who recently graduated from the high school, took her own life. Her mother, Cara Aiello, told CBS Miami that Sydney was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and struggled with "survivor’s guilt" after 17 of her classmates and staff members were gunned down on Feb. 14, 2018. She added her daughter was afraid of being in a classroom and struggled to attend classes in college.

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Sydney was sad but never asked for help before she killed herself, Aiello said.

Sydney was also a close friend to Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 people killed in the school shooting.

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Ryan Petty, the father of slain student Alaina Petty, told the Miami Herald the student who died Saturday night was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

“The issue of suicide needs to be talked about," Petty said. "This is another tragic example."

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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A Florida city dedicated a bronze grave marker Saturday memorializing a native son who was killed in action in Vietnam and whose burial spot was unmarked for 50 years.

An unexpected crowd of 200 attended the dedication at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale for Marine Pfc. Gregory Carter, who was 19 when he was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province in 1969.

Anthony Owens told the Florida Sun-Sentinel that after his brother was buried there was no more memory of him “until today.”

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“It’s like he woke up to the world again,” Owens said. “His life is meaningful. It means something."

He told the paper he didn’t expect so many people to show up to honor his brother.

“It raised our spirits, big time,” he said.

The dedication featured a Marine color guard, a rifle salute and the playing of "Taps."

“PFC Gregory Carter made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom,” Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantils told the crowd.

Carter graduated high school and in January 1969 enlisted in the Marines.

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His tour of duty in Vietnam was cut short after just three months.

The Vietnam Veterans of America discovered Carter was buried in an unmarked grave while tracking down photographs of Vietnam vets for the black granite Wall of Faces in Washington, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Ft. Lauderdale officials said the grave was unmarked for 50 years for unknown reasons.

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“If you die you’re just lost until somebody thinks of you again,” Owens told the paper. “So his spirit is probably all around us right now. It’s a good thing. He’s doing good.”

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Saturday said, “I am truly sorry,” speaking publicly for the first time since prosecutors accused him last month of twice soliciting sex at a Florida massage parlor.

“I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard," Kraft said in a statement without specifically referring to the charges that have been brought in Palm Beach County.

“Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing,” he said. “The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years.”

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The billionaire also said, “As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words, but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and respect,” according to CBS 4 Boston.

He said he had not commented previously out of deference to the judicial process.

On Wednesday, Kraft reported rejected a plea deal, the station reported.

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Police say a hidden camera captured Kraft, 77, paying for sex at Orchids of Asia in Jupiter on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 — the day before and the day of the AFC Championship game. Police installed the camera as part of the investigation.

Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution.

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The charges against Kraft grew out of sweeping investigation that has resulted in charges against about 300 men and forced the closure of dozen massage parlors in three Florida counties.

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South Florida detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead this week at the strip mall massage parlor where she worked called the Bing Bing Spa.

Broward County detectives say 45-year-old Daying Li was working Thursday when she was killed in Oakland Park. A co-worker found her body.

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On Friday, detectives released images of a man they said was a person of interest in the case. The man was seen at the spa in a dashiki.

“We have images of a man we believe was either a prior customer, possibly the last person who saw her alive,” Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, according to NBC 6 Miami.

Detectives haven’t said how Li was killed or why.

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Those who knew the victim described her as friendly, Fox 7 Miami reports.

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“She did not deserve what she got,” one of those acquaintances, McKinley Mayfield, told the station. “She was always nice and would speak. I know her as a very kind person. She always spoke in this area.”

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Casey Anthony is allegedly partying more and trying to put her past behind her — eight years after she was acquitted for murder, according to reports.

The 33-year-old Florida woman had been accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee but was acquitted in 2011.

Until recently, she had been living a quiet life in South Florida, a source reportedly told People.

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The magazine said the source is close to Anthony, who reportedly remembers her “old life” — Caylee’s disappearance, the trial and her relationship with her parents — as a “nightmare.”

“She lives in denial a lot of the time, pretending that everything that happened, didn’t happen,” the source said.

“She believes she has done her penance,” the anonymous person added. “And now she’s partying. She’s dating around, meeting new people, and finally creating a social life.”

Though she had been dating someone for a while, the source alleges Anthony isn’t looking to settle down.

The source also claimed Anthony is fighting back to people who confront her about her past.

“She used to avoid people, but now she calls them ‘psycho haters’ and is defiant about them,” the source alleged. “She says things like ‘ugh, they just need to get over me.’”

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Anthony first made headlines in 2008 after Caylee vanished.

The child was reportedly last seen June 16, 2008 — but was first reported missing by her grandmother on July 15. The following day, Anthony was arrested on charges of child neglect. She told police at the time her child disappeared with a babysitter. Caylee’s remains were found in a wooded area near the family home on Dec. 11, 2008.

Following a high-profile 2011 trial, prosecutors proved Anthony, the prime suspect, was a liar — but they couldn’t convince the jury she was a murderer. The government failed to establish how Caylee died, and they couldn’t find her mother’s DNA on the duct tape they said was used to suffocate her. After a month and a half in court, the jury took fewer than 11 hours to find Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse.

She was convicted of four counts of lying to police, though two counts were later dropped. She served about three years in prison while awaiting trial.

Anthony now works as a researcher for Patrick McKenna, a private detective who was the lead investigator on her defense team.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce, Stephanie Nolasco and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida police dog with the name Trump became a viral Facebook meme this week and now the agency where the dog works may impose a ban on naming K-9s after real people.

The meme features an image of a patrol car belonging to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office with a decal featuring K-9 Trump’s name and picture.

“Atta boy, Trump! Making a difference,” says accompanying text with the image posted Wednesday on the Facebook page of Cop Humor, a self-described pro-law enforcement conservative group, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

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Trump joined the sheriff’s office in March 2018, a spokesman told the paper.

He began patrol duty three months later.

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The agency said in a statement that K-9 names are left to the discretion of their human partners, according to the paper.

Currently, there is no policy dictating how the dogs should be named, the statement said.

But that could change.

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"We are aware that this is being shared on social media," the statement said. “In the future, the Sheriff’s Office may consider directing deputies to avoid naming their K-9 partners after real people."

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Florida police were searching for a motive after a man allegedly strangled his pregnant stepmother at a cemetery last week.

Ian Anselmo, 21, was charged with second-degree attempted murder after he allegedly admitted to killing his stepmother Sue Ellen Anselmo at Eustis Cemetery in Lake County, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday. The woman was a mother of six and was six-weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

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“I killed my mom, she’s dead,” Anselmo told 911 dispatchers. “I strangled her.”

Anselmo was booked into the Lake County Jail on the charges and prosecutors were likely going to upgrade the charges because the woman died, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Authorities didn’t give a motive as to why Anselmo allegedly committed the crime.

Sue Ellen Anselmo was found unconscious with a cord around her neck in the front seat of her SUV, according to the newspaper. It wasn’t clear why Anselmo or his stepmother were at the cemetery.

Ian Anselmo had initially thought he killed his stepmother at the cemetery, but she was rushed to the hospital with a “faint pulse” and died Monday, the newspaper reported.

“This whole thing seems so weird,” John Anselmo, Sue Ellen’s husband and Ian’s father, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We’re just racking our brains trying to figure out what happened.”

John Anselmo added that he and his wife had recently separated but he was anticipating a reconciliation, according to the newspaper. His mother-in-law, though, attempted to become the guardian of Sue Ellen Anselmo while she was in the hospital, saying that John Anselmo was a “person of interest” in the investigation.

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John Anselmo denied the allegations. Eustis police haven’t said whether John Anselmo was a person of interest in Sue Ellen Anselmo’s death.

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Horrifying video showing Florida circus performers’ high-wire practice going haywire in February 2017 was released Thursday.

The video, released by the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, showed five Circus Sarasota performers plummet more than 30 feet to the floor. The performers were attempting a pyramid stunt, according to FOX 13 Tampa Bay.

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“If you don’t believe in God, you better now because it’s a miracle. One of the guys was up over 40 feet high on the pyramid and he will walk out of the hospital on his own and he had three broken toes. That’s a miracle, guys,” Nick Wallenda, who was unhurt in the accident, told the station.

Five of the performers fell to the floor while three others hung onto the wire.

Rietta Wallenda was one of the performers who fell to the ground. She seriously injured her leg and hip, according to FOX 13 Tampa Bay.

“She was coming down head first when some guy from the side came running in and hit her and turned her over so she didn’t land straight on her head. [He] saved her life,” Rick Wallenda, Rietta’s brother, told the station.

Rietta’s mother Carla and Nick Wallenda said Rietta is still having trouble walking because of the injuries she suffered from the fall.

“It’s been really tragic. Every time I see her come out of her house or walking over with her bad limp and the pain that she’s in – in tears, I see her often,” Rietta’s mother said.

Nick Wallenda reportedly posted a video on Facebook responding to the sheriff’s office’s release.

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“I’ve shed a lot of tears if I’m being completely vulnerable, having to relive that accident yet again,” he said, according to the station. “Having to relive this today has not been fun at all, but I’m also very happy to report that my family, my friends are all doing amazingly well.”

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A bill that was recently filed in Florida’s House and Senate would allow people to get driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status.

Proposed in the Florida Legislature last month, the bill would let illegal immigrants use identifying documents like an unexpired foreign passport or a foreign birth certificate to get a license to drive.

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Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani, who sponsored the House bill, said she believes this legislation "helps to build that trust" with those who are considered "marginalized" in the state, and said it would make roads safer, according to the News Service of Florida.

“It doesn’t matter your immigration status. If you are on the roads, you should have access to a driver’s test and the ability to get car insurance," Democratic Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez said.

The Florida Immigrant Coalition stated in a news release that allowing people without proper immigration documentation the ability to obtain a driver’s license would "[cement] trust in law enforcement while protecting vulnerable communities."

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The group says that Florida drivers would experience lower insurance premiums and safer roads, and a potential increase of $4 million in state revenue "if 75 percent of Floridians currently denied licenses due to their immigration status were able to receive a driver’s license."

Those seeking a license in Florida under current state law must prove they’re U.S. citizens or resident aliens, the news service reported.

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A Florida judge has reportedly revoked the bond of the ex-boyfriend of a real estate executive, who was found dead in her home in October 2017, after the man removed his court-ordered GPS tracking device.

A warrant was issued Tuesday for Alejandro Aparicio, 60, and a Miami-Dade judge deemed him a flight risk after the GPS device’s last known location pinged in the middle of the Florida Everglades, The Miami Herald reported.

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Aparicio was arrested Feb. 8 on charges of stealing $547,000 from his late on-and-off girlfriend of 17 years, Andrea Greenburg. The arrest came 18 months after he told investigators he found Greenburg unresponsive on the couch in her home in Morningside. A toxicology report blamed her death on fentanyl.

Aparicio was released on bond Feb. 13 after surrendering his two passports and agreeing to wear the tracking device. After posting bond, Aparicio reportedly started sharing hundreds of pictures of him and Greenburg together on social media.

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Prosecutors do not know Aparicio’s current whereabouts, but his friends told The Miami Herald they fear he took his life.

“He said ‘goodbye’ to this physical world and made some statements that he was going to meet Andrea in the spiritual world,” one friend told the newspaper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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