Victims or deceased names from this article include: 1. Lilea “Lilly” Stolworthy 2. Jordan Brownlow : Mother reveals daughter’s mental health struggles before murder-suicide. Vigil planned for 11-year-old victim.

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : In a tragic turn of events, Medical Lake, Washington, is reeling from the news of the shooting and death of 11-year-old Lilea “Lilly” Stolworthy. The young girl’s body was discovered just outside her family’s home on Prentis Street on Sunday afternoon. The Spokane Medical Examiner has confirmed that Lilly died from a gunshot wound to the head. The investigation has revealed that her brother, 31-year-old Jordan Brownlow, is suspected of being the shooter before turning the gun on himself. Brownlow’s life was initially sustained through life support as organ arrangements were being made, but it was later confirmed that he had passed away.

In a heart-wrenching revelation, Lilly and Brownlow’s mother, Darel Stolworthy, shared that both of her children had been battling mental health struggles for a significant period of time. Lilly had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had experienced bouts of violent behavior at home. Despite being medicated, her mother believed that counseling was necessary for a more comprehensive treatment plan. Unfortunately, finding a suitable mental health facility for the 11-year-old proved challenging, with either Lilly declining due to time commitment concerns or facilities rejecting her due to her young age.

Stolworthy expressed gratitude to the Medical Lake School District for their efforts in supporting Lilly during her time at school. However, she also shared her last conversation with her daughter, where Lilly expressed her desire to be “done” with life. Stolworthy acknowledged the awfulness of Brownlow’s actions but believed that he thought he was protecting their family.

Court documents indicate that the suspect sent a group text message to family members, apologizing and asking for forgiveness. While it remains uncertain if the murder-suicide was planned in advance, Stolworthy believes that both of her children are now at peace.

A vigil is scheduled to honor Lilly’s memory at Wilcox Park in Medical Lake on Thursday, November 30, at six p.m. The event is open to the public, providing an opportunity to pay respects to the sweet and beautiful young girl. The Stolworthy family is unsure if they will be in attendance, as they continue to cope with the devastating loss.

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