Few details are known at this time, but the body of Grafton teenager Alexandra Valoras was discovered on Monday on the Massachusetts Turnpike. She was an engineering student scheduled to graduate from Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School in 2019.
The Massachusetts State Police and Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are investigating. District Attorney Joe Early, Jr. told The Grafton News the body was found under the North Street overpass in Grafton. The medical examiner’s office will determine the manner of death in the coming days.
A message posted on the school’s website from Principal Anthony Steele II, states, “It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community.”
The post continued, “Alexandra Valoras, an Engineering student in the class of 2019 lost her life. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school community, especially our students. BVT has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and staff at difficult times such as this.”
Additional counseling will be available to students, teachers and parents at Blackstone Valley Tech this week. The note concluded, “We are saddened by this tragic loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need.”