A peaceable passing.

As Illinois Congressman Sean Casten continues to mourn the lack of his daughter Gwen, the lawmaker paid tribute to the 17-year-old and disclosed the heartbreaking particulars of the final time he noticed her alive.

The politician shared a statement on Twitter, which he additionally signed from his spouse Kara and 15-year-old-daughter Audrey, detailing how Gwen loved a household dinner on the night June 12 earlier than heading out with some pals.

“When she bought residence, she mentioned goodnight to Kara and I, texted a good friend to ensure she bought residence OK, and did not get up on Monday morning,” he wrote June 15. “The one factor that we find out about her loss of life is that it was peaceable.”

The daddy additionally mirrored on his oldest kid’s quite a few accomplishments and various passions.

“There aren’t any phrases to explain the opening in your coronary heart when a toddler dies,” he shared. “Gwen was a contented, wholesome, properly adjusted younger girl who was trying ahead to beginning her freshman 12 months on the College of Vermont the place she was planning to check Environmental Sciences.”