Tragic Murder-Suicide Leaves 11-Year-Old Suspected Victim and Mentally Ill Brother Dead in Medical Lake

Medical Lake, Washington – In a heart-wrenching revelation, the mother of the 11-year-old girl who was tragically shot and killed in Medical Lake on Sunday, has shared new information about her daughter and her suspected killer’s ongoing battle with mental health. Lilea “Lilly” Stolworthy’s life was cut short on Sunday when her body was discovered just outside her family’s home on Prentis Street. The Spokane Medical Examiner confirmed that Lilly died from a gunshot wound to the head. Detectives believe that her brother, 31-year-old Jordan Brownlow, shot and killed his sister before taking his own life.

Darel Stolworthy, the mother, revealed that both Lilly and Brownlow had been struggling mentally for a long time. She disclosed that both of her children had attempted suicide on multiple occasions. Lilly, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, would sometimes become violent at home due to her condition. Although she was medicated, her mother believed that medication alone was not sufficient and that counseling was necessary. Unfortunately, the family had difficulties finding a suitable mental health facility for the young girl, either because she declined to go or because the facilities declined her due to her age. This left the family on a long and arduous journey.

Despite the challenges they faced, Stolworthy expressed her gratitude to the Medical Lake School District for their efforts in supporting Lilly during her time at school. However, she recalled her last conversation with her daughter, where Lilly expressed her desire to “be done” with life. Stolworthy believes that Brownlow, in his twisted state of mind, thought that his actions that day were meant to protect their family.

Court documents revealed that the suspect sent a group text message to family members, apologizing and asking for forgiveness. Stolworthy is uncertain whether her children had planned the murder-suicide ahead of time, but she believes that both of her kids are now at peace.

A vigil is scheduled to be held in memory of Lilly at Wilcox Park in Medical Lake on Thursday, November 30, at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public, providing an opportunity for attendees to pay their respects. Stolworthy emphasized that Lilly’s mental health struggles should not define her, but rather she should be remembered as a sweet and beautiful young girl. The family is yet to decide if they will be in attendance.

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