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Editor's note: The original story on the teenager's death was published on May 24, and was udpated on Aug. 27 with comment from family

Kristina Curry, 16, was found dead at about 5 a.m. on May 23 in a rear parking lot at Roosevelt High School, 3230 Hartford St. She was shot multiple times.

Her oldest sister, Alexis Hatter, who lives in Dallas, Texas, said Curry was staying with her dad and going to school in St. Louis. The family hasn't heard anything else about what happened to Curry, Hatter said.

"She liked to sing, dance, loved doing her makeup and nails," Hatter told the Post-Dispatch in a text message. "She had even bought her own nail kit and learned how to do her own nails." She loved Beyonce and Drake, and would sing and rap at talent shows and family reunions. 

"All she talked about was being a singer," Hatter said. "She loved performing and being the center of attention. She was very, very confident in herself."

Curry withdrew from Roosevelt High School on April 1, according to St. Louis Public Schools records. Her home address was in the 3100 block of Oregon Avenue, not far from the school. 

Coverage of children who died in the St. Louis area in 2019

These are the local incidents of homicide or neglect involving children, based on Post-Dispatch reporting. This list doesn't include children killed in car accidents (unless a criminal charge was filed) or incidents not being investigated by homicide detectives.

Kennedi Powell and her neighborhood friends had just swarmed her father’s car for a piece of pizza Sunday evening when a white car drove past,…

Kristina Curry, 16, was found dead just before 5 a.m. Thursday on a rear parking lot at Roosevelt High School at 3230 Hartford Street, police said. 

Kayden Johnson, 2, and his mother Trina’ty Riley, 18, were found dead with gunshot wounds shortly before midnight in their home in the 5900 bl…