Police say the investigation into the death of a Newtown High School senior and honor student whose body was found floating in a Monroe pond over the weekend is "intense" and they are "leaving no stone unturned."
The Danbury News Times reported that the death of Danielle Jacobsen, 17, has not been ruled a homicide but police are close to making an arrest in connection with her death. On Wednesday, police told NBC Connecticut that there are no arrest warrants in the case and no arrests are imminent.
Jacobsen attended a late-night party in the Northbrook condominium complex community on Saturday night, the paper reports. She never made it home. Her was found on Sunday morning in a pond, police said. She was supposed to graduate from high school in a couple weeks.
“She was going to graduate in three weeks, she's been working hard to get the credits and do this and it’s terribly sad,” Supt. Janet Robinson said.
Students and teachers are in a state of shock and grief counselors will be there for students as they try to cope, Robinson said. Students have also been offering prayers on social networking websites.
Students and staff told the Greenwich Time that Jacobsen was a student in a program known as TAP, the Afternoon Program.
The medical examiner was not able to determine the cause of Jacobsen's death from and autopsy, the News Times reports, and more tests will be done. The results could take eight to 12 weeks.
Police said they are canvassing the area and conducting interviews as the investigation continues.