Douglas’s sister, Sonya, reached out to the community on Reddit, to thank those who shared her picture on social media and offered to search for her, according to The Newtonite.
Newton North Principal Jennifer Price wrote an open letter to the school announcing Douglas' death and to express condolences.
"Our thoughts are with Karen’s family during this difficult time. Karen will long be remembered for her kind and loving spirit, warm smile and love of crafts and sunflowers. Karen’s parents want others to know that she had been struggling with personal issues for a while and she was receiving significant support," Price wrote.