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Tragedy Hits Home

The Camas community is coping with a tragic loss: the death of junior Cole Burbank. The family of Burbank, who went missing for more than a week, confirmed police found Burbank’s body in his car in Chehalis, Washington on Friday, April 21.

So far police have not released an official cause of death.

 A statement on behalf of the family reads:

Cole has been found and God has a new angel in his choir. We are incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support and prayers that all of the individuals in this community have shown during this difficult time. We are blessed by your prayers and find comfort in knowing so many of you cared for Cole. – Scarlett Sky Kendrick, with Michelle Burbank

Camas Choir, which Cole was a part of, took to Twitter Friday night to show their support:


If you would like to donate to the family in this time of need, please visit their GoFundMe page.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or actions or would like an anonymous outlet to talk with someone who will listen, please call the numbers below. There are people who care about you – #CamasCares.

Clark County Crisis Line: (360) 696-9560
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Additionally, SMART Team counselors – specifically trained counselors who work with trauma victims, especially students and children – will be working with school counselors and may be on campus to assist in helping students process this tragedy CHS Principal Steve Marshall noted in an email updating staff.


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