BRANCHBURG, NJ – Private funeral services were held at the Branchburg Funeral Home for Frances Wang, the 16-year-old Bridgewater-Raritan High School student who was found dead in Chimney Rock Park late on the evening of Jan. 27 after she was reported missing from her home in Martinsville early that morning.

Police did not release a cause of death, but did say their investigation did not reveal anything suspicious.

The obituary as it appears on the website of the Branchburg Funeral Home:

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“Frances Y. Wang, 16, of Martinsville, NJ, passed away on January 27, 2018. Frances was born on May 16, 2001 in New Brunswick, NJ and studied at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

“She was a talented flutist, outstanding swimmer and devoted artist. She had a passion for nature and animals. She was a trusted friend, sweet grandchild, dear sister and beloved daughter.

“Her gentle character had touched the hearts of the people around her. She will be deeply missed. She was survived by parents Patrick and Kelly and a younger sister Iris.

Funeral services will be private.”

The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has been offering grief counseling for students and staff.

Gifts to the family in memory of Frances Wang may be made online at