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Abbey Bott's Death Rocks Clarendon Hills: Year in Review

The 18-year-old Indiana University freshman died of an accidental overdose in October.

A sign for Abbey Bott was put up across the Chicago Avenue bridge after her death in October. (Photo by Joe O'Donnell)
A sign for Abbey Bott was put up across the Chicago Avenue bridge after her death in October. (Photo by Joe O'Donnell)
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch is looking back at the top stories of 2013 with a Year in Review series. Click the links below to view Patch's original coverage.

The sudden death of an Indiana University freshman from Clarendon Hills likely garnered the most community reaction of any Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch story in 2013.

Abigail Bott, 18, was found dead in her Bloomington, IN, dorm room on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 6, under what appeared to be non-suspicious circumstances.

The day after Bott's death, there was an outpouring of memories and well wishes to the Bott family on social media, and her family put out a statement expressing their sadness and asking for prayers.

IU students honored Bott by hanging ribbons around her dorm. One candlelight vigil for Bott was held in Bloomington, and another was held near her home in Clarendon Hills.

The Monroe County Coroner's Office released the cause of death in November, after determining the Hinsdale Central grad who was planning on graduating in 2017 died of an accidental overdose not involving alcohol.

What do you think was the top story of 2013 in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills? Tell us in the comments!


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