The mother of a 17-year-old girl from Plainville who was found dead in a Norfolk swamp in 2008 after a night of binge drinking is suing the girl's friends – and one of their parents -- for allegedly providing her with alcohol.
Kathy Jean Meyer filed the wrongful death and negligence suit Tuesday in Norfolk Superior Court in the case of her daughter, Taylor Meyer.
The defendants are Sean Flynn, Brian Zuzick, Paige Zuzick, Rachel Stark, Dianne Stark, Matthew Dusseault, and Christopher Moran.
Dianne Stark is the mother of Rachel Stark. Dianne Stark allegedly allowed the teens to drink in the basement that night at her Wrentham home. The drinking continued at a party hosted by Dusseault in Norfolk and then later at the former Norfolk Airport, the suit alleged.
"Unlike Mrs. Stark, Taylor Meyer's parents will not have the opportunity to watch their daughter blossom. Unlike the remaining defendants, this high school student will not attend college, will not marry and raise children, and will not live to an old age," the 11-page complaint said.
The Meyer family's "loss is forever," the suit said.
The body of the King Philip Regional High School senior was found Oct. 20, 2008. An autopsy showed that her blood alcohol level was .13 when she drowned.
The popular senior had been at a party on the grass at a former airport in Norfolk, where about two dozen teenagers lit a bonfire and drank beer and vodka shots.
At about 11 p.m., with temperatures dropping into the mid-30s, she wandered off after telling friends she was leaving and would call for a ride home. She was found drowned three days later in the swamp, 100 yards from the scene of the party.
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