Warren County community mourns teens killed in murder-suicide
Amanda Borsos (Source: Little Miami Schools)
Troy Penn (Source: Kings High School)
MAINEVILLE, OH (FOX19) -
Flowers and cards sit at the doorstep of the Four Paws Pet Care in Maineville, where friends and co-workers of Amanda Borsos are remembering the 17-year-old.
A vigil was held Wednesday night for Borsos, who was shot and killed on her 17th birthday by her ex-boyfriend.
Police say Troy Penn, 18, shot and killed Borsos, then turned the gun on himself during a SWAT standoff.
"Amanda was just the sweetest girl you can imagine, and we all used to tease her because she always came to work dressed so nicely," said Rob Ashe, owner of the Four Paws Pet Care. "She was so responsible, had such a good attitude, and was such a sweet girl, and we're going to miss her."
An employee of the pet care called 911 after finding Borsos suffering from a gunshot wound while in a fenced-in area where she'd been watching the dogs.
"Somebody just came into my front office where I've been and said that Amanda's been shot and she's laying out in the yard," said the employee in the 911 call.
Investigators say Borsos had recently ended her relationship with Penn.
"A very tragic loss for her family,"said Greg Power, Interim Superintendent of Little Miami Schools.
Borsos, who had a passion for animals and art, would have been a Junior at Little Miami High School.
"A loss of any student in a manner like this is extremely tragic, and we're all less today as a community because of the loss of Amanda," Power said.
A memorial Facebook page for Borsos continues to get thousands of likes. Kings High School, where Penn would have been a senior, and Little Miami High School are both providing grief counselors for students.