On Sunday, March 19th, 2023, the San Gabriel Valley and beyond was rocked by the tragic news of Abel Ruiz’s death. The beloved son, brother and friend was pronounced dead after being found hanging from a chain-link fence on the north side of an overpass near West Saxon and Jackson Avenues in San Gabriel. In light of this tragedy, we pay tribute to Abel Ruiz with this article. Keep reading more.
Who Was Abel Ruiz?
Abel Ruiz was a resident of Rosemead, California and a student at San Gabriel High School. He was known for his outgoing personality and many friends remember him as being “the life of the party”. He loved music, playing video games with his friends, and spending time with his family. His family has created a GoFundMe Account for those who may wish to contribute towards his funeral expenses.
How did Abel Ruiz die? What was the cause of his death?
Abel died from an apparent suicide on Sunday morning March 19th in the area of West Saxon and Jackson avenues in San Gabriel. Police Sgt Nhat Huynh stated that eastbound and westbound lanes of the 10 freeway at New Avenue in San Gabriel were immediately closed for more than an hour due to the incident.
Abel Ruiz Obituary and funeral
At this time, there is not an official funeral detail released for Abel Ruiz but his family has stated that they are working on one which will be released shortly. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family is requesting donations to their gofundme account or any other charity or organization which works with mental health support or suicide prevention awareness.
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Tributes pours for Abel Ruiz death
Many people have taken to social media offering tributes for Abel including classmates who remember him fondly as well as community members who want to show their support for his family during this difficult time. Many are also using their posts as an opportunity to spread messages about mental health awareness in hopes that no other family will have to endure such a loss due to suicide again.
How sad 😥 sometimes we don’t measure the things our children keep in their little hearts ❤️
Rest in peace !!! 🕊🕊🕊 May God give strength to his family.
We here at Metric Marketing offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy; especially those closest to Abel Ruiz who must now try to cope with such unimaginable grief without him by their side anymore. Our hearts go out you all during this difficult time and we send our love your way always – rest easy sweet angel