Coroner: Marion County sees 12th suicide for 2015, with death of Salem teen

MARION COUNTY — The Marion County Coroner’s Office is currently investigating the death of a Salem teen as an apparent suicide.

Coroner Troy Cannon says the body of 16-year-old Shana Graves was discovered at her home on Wednesday morning.

Shana was a student at Salem Community High School.

Cannon reports this brings this year’s┬átotal suicides to 12, twice the amount for all of last year and for the data average for the past five years. At this point in the year,┬áMarion County would normally have 4 to 5 suicides.

The Rogers/Atkins Funeral Home in Salem is assisting the Graves family with arrangements.

No further information is being released.