|When Pam Douglass’ teenage son, Justice Hazelgrove, died, she and 11 other friends and family all got tattoos in his memory. The tattoo, which bears his name and his and her favorite colors, is a part of him that she carries with her. (Staff photo by Julie Kish)|
|Foul play not expected in teen’s death|
|Madison teen missing since Monday morning|
|Memorial established for family|
|By PAT WHITNEY|
Courier Staff Writer
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre has created a memorial fund for Justice Matthew Hazelgrove, a 17-year-old Madison youth missing for 3 1/2 days who was found dead in a creek behind a house in the 500 block of Eighth Street on May 25 — less than a half-mile from his home.
He had been without medication critical to his well-being the entire time.
According to County Coroner Alice Carlson Jackson, an autopsy was inconclusive on the cause of death. A final report is pending results of a toxicology exam and medical examiner’s findings.
No foul play is suspected.
The family has no life insurance and is facing funeral and burial expenses of $10,500.
Hazelgrove was the son of Pam Douglass and stepson of Jerry Douglass of Madison, and the son of Wilbur D. Jr. and stepson of Julie Hazelgrove of North Vernon.
The funeral was May 31 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial was in Union Presbyterian Cemetery in Westport, where Hazelgrove’s paternal grandfather, Wilbur D. Hazelgrove Sr., is buried.
Hazelgrove’s father is out of work and his mother is too distraught to return to her hostess/waitress job. In the 1 1/2 years she has worked at Bob Evans Restaurant on Clifty Drive before the tragedy, she had never missed a day or ever been late.
To assist the family, checks can be mailed to the Justice Hazelgrove Memorial Fund, c/o Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, IN 47250, or donations can be dropped off at the funeral center.