On Tuesday, September 24th, Autumn Estes, a senior student at Lindhurst High School in Northern California tragically died by suicide. She was only 17 years old and had recently been the victim of intense bullying both in person and online. The news has rocked the small town of Olivehurst and many are left wondering how one act could cause such great suffering for so many people — Autumn’s family, her peers, and even those who didn’t know her personally were touched by this tragedy. Read to know more…
How Did Autumn Estes Die?
Autumn Estes, a beloved teenager from Olivehurst, California, met a tragic end following a series of bullying incidents. The 17-year-old was found hanging from the second story of Lindhurst High School on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a runaway child early that morning, which initiated a search of the surrounding area.
A staff member at the school then alerted dispatch of the grim discovery, and law enforcement officials rushed to the scene. Despite all attempts at resuscitation, Autumn was pronounced dead on the scene.
Her untimely death sent shockwaves through the Olivehurst community and beyond, shedding light on the devastating impact of bullying and the urgent need for measures to prevent such tragedies.
GoFundMe Page Created for Autumn Estes
The GoFundMe account created for the funeral expenses of the beloved Autumn who tragically lost her life has gained significant support from the local community. As of now, the campaign has raised a limited amount of money, which will help ease the financial burden on the family during this challenging time. Kristina, a childhood friend of the victim’s mother, has enthusiastically taken the initiative to gather contributions to assist the family in paying for the funeral expenses. The campaign’s objective is to show compassion and care for the family members during this difficult phase in their lives. The Sheriff of the town, Wendell Anderson, has also shown support for the family and condoned the tragic incident, highlighting the community’s impact in such an unfortunate event. The GoFundMe page has proven to be an incredible platform for the local community to come together and provide comfort and support to the affected family. Interested members can visit or contribute via this link:-
Concerns & Tributes Shared by Her Family & Friends
Roseann Nicole Shared her concern on FB:
Thursday we heard about the young girl from LHS, Autumn Estes, who committed suicide after being bullied by her classmates. Even after she died her bullies continued to talk bad about her and post things and pictures of her.
We have kids going to the schools with guns.
What are we doing as parents, as a society to change this?!!! I don’t know about you all but I don’t want my children or grandchildren to live in such an ugly world. It really does start at home. Be better. Teach your kids better. Stop making excuses. And when they do mess up hold them accountable. The courts need to hold them and their parents accountable.
The fact that the girls recorded beating up Kira and posted it and weren’t immediately arrested is ridiculous.
The fact that the bullies in Autumns case are free to still post and will likely get to be free and not be held accountable and if they do it won’t be immediate is ridiculous.
The fact that the four who attacked Trent are still free even though they also recorded and posted is ridiculous.
Kenny Elliott Shared her thoughts:
It’s such a tragedy what happened at LIndhurst High School and it saddens me to think that it was so avoidable . Autumn Estes was a beautiful little soul that use to come to our home and play with the grandkids . Two of our grandsons attend this very school and one was kick out last year for standing up for himself against a bully ! The bully was given a pass … ! This has happened again and again at this school among others .
I believe this is what lead to this beautiful young girl taking the action that she apparently took . The principal and staff had to know this was going on … some videos were taken by others of Autumn being beat up by other girls …and there are a few videos…. and now Little Autumn is gone .
We are fed up and I mean we as the whole community ! The schools inaction has gone on for years , and that goes for the MJUSD superintendent also !
Hear me loud and clear … IF YOU REFUSE TO STOP THIS NONSENSE AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN , WE WILL FIND SOMEBODY WHO WILL !
We’re done with excuses and rhetoric…the storm is comin !
Patricia Bennett shared: You are loved…you are remembered…Autumn Estes
Autumn Estes was a victim of bullying whose story reminds us that every day we have to be more aware of the painful repercussions it can bring.
She was not only robbed of her bright future but also the love and support of family and friends. It is tragic beyond words, and though we cannot undo this loss, we can still make an effort to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.
Let’s make sure our own children feel safe and loved, defend those who are picked on, and speak out against all forms of bullying in our communities.
Most importantly, let us extend our compassion to those suffering from such devastating losses like Autumn’s family is currently facing.
There has been a Go Fund Me created for the Estes family that if you are able to you may donate to or even share for others to see if possible. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies go out ot the Estes family during this awful time. We hope they will find solace in knowing how loved Autumn was by many.