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Middle School Student Dies, Cause Unknown

A student at Benicia Middle School died in her sleep Monday night.

Madeline Seely, 11, a  sixth-grade student, died in her sleep Monday night at her home in Martinez.  The cause of death has not been determined.

The Benicia Unified School District is offering grief counseling to students.

The Contra Costa County coroner confirmed the girl's death but had not determined the cause as of Wednesday afternoon.

Kristin December 09, 2010 at 06:41 PM
I am praying for this family, I know what it is like to have a child pass away. This is heart breaking. My daughter went to school with Madeline. We are very sad and will be thinking about them and praying for them for a very long time.
JB Davis (Editor) December 10, 2010 at 05:36 AM
I believe you speak for the community when you say you hold the family in your prayers.
Carlene Coury December 10, 2010 at 05:26 PM
How very very sad for the family, friends, and of course her community. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. This is a grief beyond words. Carlene
sakari December 14, 2010 at 12:42 AM
i miss my friend madeline
sakari December 14, 2010 at 12:44 AM
she was such a good friend she was also very funny the whole entire school cried when they heard of her death we miss her
Priscilla Cervantes January 28, 2011 at 07:45 PM
I love her and miss her very much but i know shes in a better place! <3
Andrea Hernandez February 04, 2011 at 08:46 AM
My son was friends with Madeline, they both went to the same preschool for two years. So very sorry to hear the news and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family in their time of need. No parent should ever loose a child so young as Madeline was.
Keyla Marie Vargas Bieber March 14, 2011 at 06:09 AM
She was my best friend i love her so much i cant believe she is gone i cry everytime people talk about her. R.I.P. Baby girl I love you Madeline Victoria Seely aka Maddy
Alexia Lopez February 01, 2013 at 09:57 PM
We miss madeline more than words can explain, we miss you best friend. <3 Love, Alexia Lopez, Lexi Thompson, Keyla Vargas from Martinez, CA
Alexia Lopez February 01, 2013 at 09:58 PM
We miss madeline more than words can explain, we miss you best friend. <3 Love, Alexia Lopez, Lexi Thompson, Keyla Vargas from Martinez, CA

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