Teen Charged with Assisting Girlfriend in Her Suicide


FRISCO, TX — After an extensive investigation in Frisco, Texas, north of Dallas, a teenage girl was initially discovered dead in a pond in Frisco Commons Park and has recently been determined an assisted suicide. The incident, which unfolded three days before Thanksgiving, has now led to the arrest of her boyfriend, 18-year-old Zander Tashman, who is accused of assisting in the suicide.

Frisco police responded to reports of suspicious activity at Frisco Commons Park, where they discovered the lifeless body in the pond. Following subsequent weeks of investigation, the cause of death was confirmed to be drowning, prompting authorities to classify the case as a suicide.

Zander Tashman was charged with aiding his girlfriend's suicide, Feb. 18, 2024

Zander Tashman was charged with aiding his girlfriend's suicide, Feb. 18, 2024

(Credit: Frisco Police Dept.)

In the latest development, law enforcement disclosed that the deceased was a 17-year-old girl. After an extensive inquiry, evidence collected during the investigation pointed to Tashman's alleged involvement in facilitating the suicide. He now faces charges of aiding suicide, a felony offense in Texas.

According to Texas law, individuals found guilty of aiding suicide may be subject to a prison term ranging from 180 days to two years, accompanied by a fine of up to $10,000. Tashman was apprehended on Sunday, with his bond set at $10,000. The specific details of his role in the event were not elaborated upon by the police.

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