Body found at Eastlake High School in Sammamish identified as former student

A student walking to school found a body on the campus of Eastlake High School in Sammamish on Tuesday morning.

According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, the deceased was identified as 18-year-old Daniel J. Unger, and the cause of death was determined to be suicide.

The student found Unger’s body hanging at the Eastlake High School community fields, according to King County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Officer Cindi West.

According to an email the high school sent out to Eastlake parents, Unger was a former Eastlake student. In the email, the school offered advice to parents for how to discuss the death with their children, and noted that the school’s counseling services will be available for students, staff and families.

“Counselors are available as well as teachers and other staff to serve as resources for our Eastlake students, staff and families as they go through the grieving process or have the need to talk or express difficult feelings,” the email stated.

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