SEWELL, New Jersey – A soccer club’s slumber party turned tragic Saturday when one of their teammates failed to wake up, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
Kara Lemanowicz, 14, met up with friends for a sleepover Friday night on Barnsboro Road.
The girls slept together in a tent outside that night, but when they woke up Lemanowicz was unresponsive.
The homeowners called police around 9 a.m., according to officials.
The Eastern Girls Soccer team tweeted Saturday that “She went to sleep with a smile and among friends.”
As an incoming freshman at Eastern High School, she had recently made the soccer team and was looking forward to her first season.
According to the prosecutor’s office, no foul play or substances are suspected in the girl’s death. A full report from the medical examiner has not been disclosed.
A fundraiser has been organized online to cover funeral costs; by Monday evening more than $33,000 had been donated.