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On Monday, March 29, the Santa Barbara Police Department confirmed in a press release that MacMillan died on Friday, March 26, in Santa Barbara, Calif., after she went missing earlier that day. 

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department/ Facebook

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Prior to the confirmation that MacMillan was the unidentified woman in a “train fatality,” the police shared a statement one day after she went missing, noting that she “suffers from depression and has been expressing suicidal ideation for the last month.” According to the statement, “MacMillan left her wallet, keys, ID, and cell phone at her residence,” as well as her vehicle.

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Source: Lee MacMillan, Jordan Chiu/ Instagram

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department/ Facebook

A post to MacMillan’s Instagram account on Monday also confirmed her death by suicide. After praising the young traveler for “living an extraordinary and fighting a brave battle with depression,” the statement read: “Lee took her life on Friday.”

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