“There is a woman laying in the parking lot, and she is not responding,” the caller said. “It looks like she might be dead.”
Broski was later determined to be a resident of the apartment complex, but investigators think she was shot elsewhere – and by someone known to her, Lang said.
“Based on the evidence so far, and what our crews discovered, we believe it took place somewhere else,” he said. “Furthermore, we believe the victim knew the suspect in some capacity, based on what we’ve seen so far.”
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The Montgomery County coroner ruled Broski’s death a homicide caused by a gunshot wound of the torso.
“It’s devastating, absolutely devastating,” said Broski’s aunt, Eve Coots. “Sweet little girl that had her whole life in front of her. It’s just taken away from us for no good reason at all.”
According to the Miami Valley CTC and her family, Broski was set to graduate from the school’s cosmetology program in the spring.
On Monday, more than 150 Northmont students who attend the CTC were brought together and given the news of Broski’s death, said Nick Weldy, the CTC superintendent.
“Our entire Miami Valley Career Technology family is just deeply saddened as we are with any passing of a staff or student member,” he said. “So this is something that impacts all of us. We’re just like everybody else, wanting to know answers.”
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Northmont students at the CTC, where Broski was a student since 2018, were offered grief counseling, as were teachers on Monday, Weldy said.
“We’ve learned that students grieve in their own way very individually, so we try to provide as many pathways for positive relief of some of that stress and emotional anguish they are going through at that time,” he said.
Coots said Broski lived with her mother and was an only daughter.
“We don’t have any words,” Coots said. “There’s nothing anyone can do except to try and at least get the person responsible for this to be put away.”
Broski’s favorite subject was history and she liked to work on cars, play soccer and do her nails, she wrote in an entry application for the Miss Pumpkin contest at the 91st Bradford Pumpkin Show last October, according to organizers.
Lang said investigators are piecing together digital evidence as well as video surveillance from cameras mounted across town to develop a suspect vehicle.
“We will be looking through all that evidence as well to try to find out who did this,” Lang said Monday afternoon.
“Where she was when she was shot, we don’t know.”
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