Family, friends, and much of the Morrill community are mourning the death of 17-year-old Lilyanna “Lily” Martin.
News of the Morrill High School standout athlete shocked many of her classmates; and on Sunday more than 50 Morrill Lion jerseys were strung on the fence near the the corner of South Morrill and East Lyman Roads.
Family members tell KNEB News that Lily was a great basketball and volleyball player, and excelled at track and field- including setting the school record for the triple jump on two occasions. In addition, she was a standout academically.
A candlelight vigil was organized for Sunday night, as well as a free will donation dinner to help offset costs for funeral expenses.
Martin’s funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at Morrill Elementary beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate and Sheriff Mark Overman says they will have more information to release following Monday’s autopsy.