Attorney Says Mikayla Miller's Friend Sought Mental Health Help For Her

HOPKINTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An attorney representing a friend in the Mikayla Miller death investigation revealed that she had reached out to a school guidance counselor, saying she was concerned about Miller's mental health.

Attorney Joseph Cataldo reported to WBZ-TV that his client had an email exchange with a Hopkinton High School guidance counselor on April 12 and 13, just days before Miller's death.

“Anyone who claims my client, who is a juvenile, is blameworthy in any way is speaking out of ignorance of the facts. The fact is she had contacted and informed both a school official and her now deceased friend’s family out of concern for her friend,” Cataldo said in a statement. "This is a sad situation. Ultimately, upon the conclusion of the investigation, I expect my client will be absolved of any wrongdoing, and she should be commended for her efforts to get help for her friend.”

According to the email exchange, the guidance counselor said they would check-in on Miller. It is unknown whether or not she teen ever met with the counselor.

Cataldo also noted that the same friend reached out to Miller's aunt on April 11.

16-year-old Mikayla Miller was found dead in the morning of April 18.

The State Medical Examiner found that the cause of death was “asphyxia by hanging,” however, the investigation remains ongoing.

Hopkinton police released new details on Wednesday regarding the death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller.

The new records include police logs, a 911 call and initial dispatch, dashcam video footage, and radio transmission.

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