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Nex Benedict: Police had conducted a search of the school two weeks ago. Two Iowa communities announce vigils to honor the 16-year-old nonbinary teen from Owasso, Okl., who died after a fight in the school bathroom.

  • A search warrant was sought by the Owasso school district and granted by Owasso Police Feb. 9 and fulfilled Feb. 12,
  • That was 10 days before police announced preliminary autopsy results indicated 16-year-old Nex Benedict did not die of trauma.
  • The warrant involved taking 137 pictures.
  • Vigils are planned at 5:30 p.m. this evening in Iowa City,  at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Sioux City, and throughout Oklahoma.


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(cover features Iowa City Nex Benedict vigil image, and the process of freezing embryos)