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Woodbridge teens found in van died from stab wounds

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A pair of Woodbridge 17-year-olds found dead inside a minivan died from stab wounds, Prince William County police said.  

Indya Davis' death has been ruled a suicide while police say the manner of death for Lyle Ferringer is pending additional investigation and toxicology results.

The two were found dead Saturday at around 4:40 p.m. in a minivan parked in the 4400 block of Hamilton Drive in Woodbridge. The minivan belonged to the family of one of the teens.

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Family members told WUSA9 that Davis and Ferringer were dating but had recently broken up and were told not to see each other any more.  

Davis was a student at Osbourn Park High School. 

The pair is among the four Prince William County high school students that have died in the last few days. County schools superintendent Steve Walts issued the following statement about the deaths.  

We are asking for the help of all PWCS parents and guardians, as our school community copes with the tragic and unexpected deaths of four Prince William County High school students, at three schools, over the past few days.

Three of these are separate cases, and police have not yet provided full details of what happened. But they join us in asking that you speak with your children.

If you student knew any of those who died, let them know that you and adults at their school are here to help them cope with their feelings. Whether they lost friends or not, be sure they know that they have your love and support, and that help is available for anyone who could possibly be hurting enough to consider harming themselves.

If you have any concerns about the emotional health of your child, please contact their school counselor or medical professional immediately. We are posting suicide prevention tips on pwcs.edu and on all high school and middle school web sites. We also have tips for helping your student cope with this difficult time.

I do not mean to upset you, but I do need your help. Please talk to your children about what has happened. Share your love and support, and a big hug as well.

Thank you.

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