Friends react to sudden death of Katie Borenstein

Since the body of 2011 Buffalo Grove High School graduate Katie Borenstein was found near Illinois State University Saturday, friends and community members have taken to social media to express their grief and condolences. The 20-year-old died from a blood clot in her pulmonary artery, according to the McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling.

Many people turned to Twitter, like @KerryElizabeth9:

"Hearts and prayers go out to Katie Borenstein and her family during this horrible tragedy. She was too young, but she's in a better place."


"My heart goes out to the Borenstein family, Katie you will be missed RIP beautiful girl."


"Life is too short- RIP Katie Borenstein. What a beautiful person you were. You are already missed dearly."


"RIP Katie Borenstein"


"My heart goes out to Katie borenstein and all the people who were touched by her!"


"Can't believe one day we were talking and now you are gone. Prayers go out to the Borenstein family #RIP Katie you will be miss"


"My thoughts and prayers go out to Katie and the Borenstein family. RIP Katie you'll never be forgotten."


"Rest in peace Katie Rose Borenstein. You will be missed by many. Sending prayers out to all of your family and friends."

Even those who never knew her, like @herescharlie, expressed grief:

"Very, very, very sad to hear about Katie Borenstein. I never knew her, but as of today I will never get the chance to."


It's very hard to accept that bad things can happen to great people. Thinking about all our old times.. Rest in peace Katie Borenstein


Life is too short. Every moment counts RIP Katie Borenstein


Did not know her, but prayers go out to friends and family of Katie Borenstein. #RIP


RIP Katie Borenstein you will be very missed


Wow. Rest in peace Katie Borenstein. You were an amazing girl.


Life is too short- RIP Katie Borenstein. What a beautiful person you were. You are already missed dearly.


Still doesn't seem real. RIP Katie Borenstein.


People also took to Facebook to grieve after many shared the news on the popular social network:

Nizam K. Hassan said:

Two young innocent students have passed away so please pray for them. #RIPYoshiZiada #RIPKatieBorenstein

Kate Tock:

So sad... Keeping the families in my prayers but how strange because 2 years ago 2 unrelated deaths of ISU students happened back to back also

Catherine Horn:

RIP my classmates. I didn't know Yusuf, but I did know Katie. Every time I saw her on my floor, she had a contagious smile on her face. She will be missed by so many people. God gained 2 wonderful angels last night

Roger Wohlner:

Our condolences to Katie's family. A wonderful young lady, a life cut way too short.

Jamie Thomas:

So sad! :(

Santana González:

So sad...

Kiki Karris-Kurt Mass:

God bless her and her family, keep them in thoughts and prayers

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