‘Beyond Scared Straight’ star Ashley Tropez has died aged 24

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By Asiya Ali

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Ashley Tropez, who appeared on A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight, has died at the age of 24.

Victorville Police Department responded to the reports of a dead body inside an abandoned home in California, as stated in a press release from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

Per Page Six, authorities responded to the call on August 26 and wrote in the report that they found the former reality TV star "suffering from traumatic injuries".

The case has been identified as a homicide investigation and a 24-year-old named Alexis Call is now in custody. Deputies believe Tropez and the suspect knew each other and "may have been squatting in the residence".

Call is being held at the High Desert Detention Center and has since been charged with murder after appearing in court on Tuesday (August 29).

Tropez was known for her appearance on the A&E show about troubled teenagers spending a few days in prison to learn from the inmates about the realities of being incarcerated.

Watch a clip from her episode below:

The Emmy-nominated series - which ran its last episode in 2015 - provided "programs for troubled teens in which inmates reveal the realities of prison life in the hope of deterring them from a life of crime," according to the show’s description.

Tropez featured on the reality show when she was 17 years old and explained during her episode that she was "fighting, getting in trouble and selling weed" as well as saying she's a gang member.

A year after her time on the series, the then-teenager spoke about her time on the series and revealed that the jail visit didn’t change her life, per The Sun.

"I’m still the same person," she said. "I just be everywhere, from friends to family’s houses. Just chilling."

During her episode, she confronted a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy inside a jail facility. She also refused to eat the food given to her by one of the police officers.

"You’d rather sit here and eat all this gang banging s*** come back out again. Because you’re feeling disrespected or whatever," the deputy told her.

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Credit: A&E

Tropez was then asked if she was going to eat her meal but she refused which resulted in the deputy chucking it on the floor and ordering her to clean it up.

However, she still declined to clean up the mess so the deputy said that he will dump the other platter on her head if she didn't follow orders.

"You better dump it on me," she replied while other people cleaned up the mess. The official then gave her a warning about her future, saying: "There [are] only two places on earth you’re gonna end up if you don’t change, here and the other one is death."

Our thoughts are with Tropez's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: B Christopher / Alamy

‘Beyond Scared Straight’ star Ashley Tropez has died aged 24

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Ashley Tropez, who appeared on A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight, has died at the age of 24.

Victorville Police Department responded to the reports of a dead body inside an abandoned home in California, as stated in a press release from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

Per Page Six, authorities responded to the call on August 26 and wrote in the report that they found the former reality TV star "suffering from traumatic injuries".

The case has been identified as a homicide investigation and a 24-year-old named Alexis Call is now in custody. Deputies believe Tropez and the suspect knew each other and "may have been squatting in the residence".

Call is being held at the High Desert Detention Center and has since been charged with murder after appearing in court on Tuesday (August 29).

Tropez was known for her appearance on the A&E show about troubled teenagers spending a few days in prison to learn from the inmates about the realities of being incarcerated.

Watch a clip from her episode below:

The Emmy-nominated series - which ran its last episode in 2015 - provided "programs for troubled teens in which inmates reveal the realities of prison life in the hope of deterring them from a life of crime," according to the show’s description.

Tropez featured on the reality show when she was 17 years old and explained during her episode that she was "fighting, getting in trouble and selling weed" as well as saying she's a gang member.

A year after her time on the series, the then-teenager spoke about her time on the series and revealed that the jail visit didn’t change her life, per The Sun.

"I’m still the same person," she said. "I just be everywhere, from friends to family’s houses. Just chilling."

During her episode, she confronted a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy inside a jail facility. She also refused to eat the food given to her by one of the police officers.

"You’d rather sit here and eat all this gang banging s*** come back out again. Because you’re feeling disrespected or whatever," the deputy told her.

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Credit: A&E

Tropez was then asked if she was going to eat her meal but she refused which resulted in the deputy chucking it on the floor and ordering her to clean it up.

However, she still declined to clean up the mess so the deputy said that he will dump the other platter on her head if she didn't follow orders.

"You better dump it on me," she replied while other people cleaned up the mess. The official then gave her a warning about her future, saying: "There [are] only two places on earth you’re gonna end up if you don’t change, here and the other one is death."

Our thoughts are with Tropez's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: B Christopher / Alamy