‘Beyond Scared Straight’ Star Ashley Tropez Found Dead At 24 With “Traumatic Injuries”

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Ashley Tropez, who was featured on the A&E show Beyond Scared Straight, was found dead in her home last week in Victorville, CA. She was 24.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the Victorville Police Department responded to a report of a dead body inside a home August 26.

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“Upon arrival, deputies located Ashley Tropez inside the house, suffering from traumatic injuries,” reads the report.

An investigation was launched after they discovered the body and authorities identified a 24-year-old suspect who is now in custody. The release states that they believe Tropez and the suspect knew each other and “may have been squatting at the residence.”

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Tropez appeared on the A&E reality show when she was 17. Beyond Scared Straight profiles unique crime prevention programs aimed at deterring troubled teens from jail.

A year after Tropez was chronicled on the TV show for “fighting, getting in trouble and selling weed,” things did not change for the troubled teen, according to The Sun.

“I’m still the same person,” she said. “I just be everywhere, from friends to family’s houses. Just chilling.”

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