JHHS, Jackson Youth Hockey offer condolences to friends and family of Kayden Tapia

(Jackson, Wyo.) - People and organizations are offering support and counciling to the friends and family of Kayden Tapia, the 16-year-old that was found dead near Emily's Pond yesterday morning. Early this afternoon, Jackson Youth Hockey posted Tapia's jersey on their Facebook page with this message, "Jackson Youth Hockey is devastated by the news of Kayden Tapia's passing. Words cannot express our profound condolences to Kayden's family, friends, and teammates. Stay strong." Tapia was a member of the Wyoming Hockey Team that won the National Championships earlier this year. This morning, Principal Scott Crisp posted a letter on the Jackson Hole High School Facebook Page regarding Tapia's death and offering counciling for students. *"Dear JHHS Students and Parents, * *"See the message below from Dr. Crisp. Counselors are available all day today at Jackson Hole High School. * *"It is with sadness that I tell you about a loss to our JHHS school family. On June 14, we were provided information that Kayden Tapia, a rising 12th grade student, died.* *I understand that many of you may have upsetting feelings and questions about Kayden’s death. School counseling faculty will try to answer any questions you have and provide support to you starting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 15 @ JHHS.* *At times like this, it is okay to have many different feelings, including sadness, anger, and disbelief. Together, we can talk about whatever you may be feeling or simply want to talk.* *We are here to support you.* *Sincerely,* *Scott Crisp"* The Teton County Sheriff's Office says that there have been developments in the case, but there is nothing that they are able to release yet. They expect to release more information either later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. *Feature Photo: Kayden Tapia from his Facebook Page.* Get the latest on the investigation here. #buckrail #news #emilysponddeath