Sanchez family: Our hearts are forever broken

This undated image of Maren Sanchez provided by her family is from Maren Sanchez's Facebook page. (AP Photo/The Sanchez famly)

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The family of Maren Sanchez, the 16-year-old stabbed to death at her Milford high school April 25, released the following statement Saturday through the local police department.

Our hearts are forever broken by the loss of our Maren. The outpouring of compassion, support, and love from the community she touched during her life and in her passing has moved us deeply and has offered our family great comfort and solace during this difficult time.

We wish to thank each and every one of you for your time, effort, resources, comfort and other support.

To the students, parents, staff and faculty of Jonathan Law High School and the Milford Board of Education, the Milford Police Department, the Fairfield Police Department, State of Connecticut and Town of Milford officials, the Cody-White Funeral Home, and the Knights of Columbus, we are grateful.

To the countless other businesses and individuals, who donated their time and resources, and every person, many completely unknown to us, who have reached out to offer their comfort and other support to us, we thank you all. We wish that we could thank each of you individually.

Thank you also for your continued respect for our privacy. We ask that you keep us in your prayers during this time as we continue to mourn our loss.

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