Shock at sudden death of fit and beautiful cheerleader 'found unresponsive' aged 19

Mail Online | 11/9/2018 | Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com
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An 'always healthy' Florida teenager who called her mother to complain of a sore throat and headache Monday was shockingly found unresponsive the following day.

Jessie Lauren Melcolm's mother asked a friend to check in on the 19-year-old Tallahassee Community College freshman Tuesday at her apartment after she received no response from her that morning.

Tallahassee - Community - College - Student - Cheerleading

However the Tallahassee Community College student - a former cheerleading captain - didn't respond to her wakeup call and was taken to hospital.

Melcom, a Jacksonville native who was known for being supportive and positive, later passed away.

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Family and friends remain baffled about what happened to the fit young lady who graduated from Bartram Trail High School in May.

Melcom stayed active and as well as being a cheerleader at her high school, she competed at state level in gymnastics at Jacksonville Academy of Gymnastics.

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As the Health Department waits for autopsy results from the Leon County Medical Examiner's Office, they could not comment on the investigation but no foul play is suspected.

Officials told Action News Jax that it was too early to connect her death to meningitis.

Dr - Sunlil - Joshi - Director - Duval

Dr. Sunlil Joshi, the director of the Duval County Medical Foundation said: 'Well if it's not that, then an acute headache that leads to death within minutes or hours, you think about a hemorrhage or an aneurysm.'

Melcom's family will host a gathering to celebrate her life November...
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