A pregnant teen died late Thursday night in an apparent suicide at the state’s psychiatric hospital for children, officials at the Department of Children and Families reported Friday.

“A comprehensive internal review and independent reviews by outside law enforcement and state authorities are currently underway,” the department wrote in a statement.

The 16-year-old girl was a resident at the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center’s south campus. According to DCF officials, her “family and other residents of the center are being provided additional support today and will continue to do so in the coming days.”

The department was not releasing additional details late Friday afternoon.

Keith has spent most of his 31 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. He has been the state finances reporter at CT Mirror since it launched in 2010. Prior to joining CT Mirror Keith was State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for the Day of New London, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

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