A junior lacrosse player at Rumson-Fair Haven High School in New Jersey was found dead in an apparent suicide Sunday morning.
Peter “Pierce” Jarck died early Sunday morning at his family’s home in Rumson, located in Monmouth County. He was 16.
A report of a suicide with a firearm prompted a large and heavily armed police presence to be dispatched to a home on Sunday morning, according to a report by redbankgreen.com.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Jarck played defense and longstick midfield. He was one of the Rumson-Fair Haven’s leading newcomers to the varsity team as a sophomore last spring. He played on the New Jersey Riot travel lacrosse program.
Lee Southren, director of the Riot program, said players and families in the program were “devastated” after learning of Pierce’s passing. He described Pierce as a “great kid everybody loved.”
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Pierce is survived by his parents and two older sisters.
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