Jayne Moritz, a Pleasant Valley High School Student and Cheerleader, Dies Unexpectedly

Last Updated on September 13, 2023, 5:46 am

A cheerleader in Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly.

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Jayne Moritz (Image via Facebook)

A bright young woman, Jayne Moritz, a Pleasant Valley High School junior, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2023, in Bettendorf, Iowa.

She was the beloved daughter of Jeff Moritz and Michele Redler Moritz. She was a student at Pleasant Valley High School and loved cheerleading.

Who was Jyne Moritz?

Jayne Moritz was a beloved daughter, sister, and dedicated student. She was born on October 31, 2006. She loved to spread smiles and laughter everywhere she went. She was a bright ray of sunshine that would light up every room she walked in. She spread joy and comfort everywhere. Unfortunately, she was battling with darkness. Her supportive family showered her with love and support to overcome her demons, but no one could contemplate the true extent of the issue. She reportedly ended her life to break free from the constant torture she suffered.

Jayne was struggling with her mental health. Mental health issues are a growing concern in today’s modern world. One in every five individuals is struggling with mental health issues in post-conflict settings, according to WHO(World Health Organisation). Depression is one of the leading causes of disability. Depression can lead to suicide. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 to 29.

Early treatment, medication, and therapy can prevent the more severe outcomes of depression, such as suicide.   Kindness is a general courtesy that everyone should extend towards others, especially those struggling with mental health. Reaching out and encouraging them to seek professional help can lower the risk of self-harm in those battling depression.

What happened to Jayne Moritz?

She passed away unexpectedly. Her family announced the death of their beloved daughter on social media. The details of her death are not public yet, but unconfirmed reports say that she committed suicide.

According to a post on social media that her brother Dru Redler posted to pay tribute to his late sister, Jayne had been struggling with depression. She lost her battle with the inner demons of the mind. The post said,

“At approximately 2:15am today I got terrible news from my mom. My little sister Jayne lost her battle with depression and passed away. Jayne I am so sorry that I wasn’t there for you to vent to like I used to be.”

He continues, “You were a very smart and beautiful young woman with so much potential and your whole life ahead of you. Unfortunately your demons overwhelmed you and you couldn’t overcome them.”

“We will all miss you very much, you will never be forgotten. Rest easy sis, for you are no longer hurting. Give Dan a big hug for me.”


The community has outpoured support for the Moritz family. The Pleasant Valley High School supported Moritz families and students grieving their schoolmates. The school offered special counseling to comfort struggling students in light of the devastating event.

The community of Iowa stands in solidarity with the aggrieved Mritz family in their immense loss.

Kelly Clarke wrote,

“I’m so sorry for your loss Jeff Moritz! You and your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers! Let me know if there’s anything you need!!”

Brett Buchmann wrote,

“So sorry for your loss Jeff and family. You and your family are in our prayers.”

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