Summary: honor student at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia who had been reported missing and presumed dead since Dec. 18, 2005 following a small airplane accident when a private Cessna 195 single-engine plane piloted by her father Gary Tillman crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the northeast coast of Vilano Beach near St. Augustine, Florida shortly after takeoff from a Jacksonville airport while she and two of her friends were headed to the Bahamas for a vacation over the Christmas weekend break, in which the accident also killed a third passenger 16-year-old Anna Kipp but another teenager escaped the wreckage and was rescued from the water as the U.S. Coast Guard rescue teams searched the frigid ocean for survivors of a plane crash.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: April 1, 1989
Died: December 18, 2005
Location: St. Augustine, Florida