5.9k Share this

LATE Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey was found dead in a state park a short distance from her family home on Monday afternoon, law enforcement told The US Sun.

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead in Birch Bay State Park, in Washington, at around 1.20pm yesterday, Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Jacob Kennett confirmed.

Kailia was found dead on Monday afternoon in Birch State Park

2

Kailia was found dead on Monday afternoon in Birch State ParkCredit: Instagram/Kailia Posey
She rose to fame on Toddlers & Tiaras, on which she starred for seven seasons

2

She rose to fame on Toddlers & Tiaras, on which she starred for seven seasonsCredit: TLC

Kennett said WSP was summoned to the park at 1.26pm to assist the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with a “juvenile death investigation.”

Posey’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Police say they’re unable to release any further information at this time citing an ongoing investigation.

Earlier reports suggested that Posey had been involved in a car accident in Las Vegas. While confirming that Posey died in her home state of Washington, Kennett said he was unable to comment on whether or not a vehicle was involved in her death.

Posey celebrated her 16th birthday on April 19, just weeks before her tragic passing.

Birch Bay State Park is a 30-minute drive away from her family’s home in Lynden.

It’s unclear whether Posey was alone at her time of death.

A spokesperson for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on the matter, telling The US Sun: “We are not releasing any information about that because it’s an active investigation.”

News of Posey’s passing was first shared by her mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, who took to Facebook early Monday morning to write: “‘I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone.

“Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever.”

Posey starred in the TLC hit series Toddlers & Tiaras alongside her mother for seven seasons between 2009 and 2013. The show chronicled the lives of families whose children competed in beauty pageants.

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Source: thesun

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

‘I Dropped to My Knees’

The election of Donald Trump and a room full of men drove…

Sam Ryder celebrates his Eurovision success after finishing in second place

Sam Ryder has celebrated ‘destroying the stigma’ of Eurovision after he finished…

Tom Brady Put a Spell on Charles Barkley and Shaq: ‘That’s A Pretty Man!’

It appears that Tom Brady has put a special spell on both…

Sam Ryder hugs Marius Bear as Switzerland receives ZERO points in Eurovision’s televoting

Sam Ryder emotionally hugs Marius Bear as Switzerland’s entry receives ZERO points…

Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy messaged Danny Drinkwater crash in ‘bid to leak story’, trial hears

Rebekah Vardy messaged ‘What have you done FFS?’ to footballer Danny Drinkwater after…

Cancer surgery patients fare better with robot surgeons, study finds

Cancer surgery patients fare better with robot surgeons, study finds – with…

NY POST Editorial Board to PA Republicans: Dump Barnette

The New York Post Editorial Board published an article calling on Republican…

Buffalo Shooting Suspect Livestreamed Attack

During a press conference late Saturday afternoon Buffalo mayor Byron Brown said…