An alum has passed away, and the Beyond Scared Straight community is in grief. Ashley Tropez, who

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starred on the well-known A&E programme, died at the age of 24. According to a news release from the

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San Bernardino Sheriff's Department acquired by E! News, Victorville Police Department detectives responded

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to a report of a dead person discovered inside an abandoned California residence on August 26. Tropez

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was discovered inside the house by the responding deputies with "traumatic injuries." According to the

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announcement, the Sheriff's Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail opened an

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inquiry after finding Tropez. Authorities have located a suspect in custody who is 24 years old.

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According to the investigators, Tropez and the suspect "may have been squatting" at the residence

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and knew one another. Tropez made an appearance on the reality programme Beyond Scared

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Straight when she was just 17 years old. The Emmy-nominated programme, according to A&E,

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follows children who have been sent to crime prevention programmes in an effort to keep them out of jail.

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