OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- While authorities search for answers into the Sunday afternoon plane crash in Prentiss County, the coming days will be a harsh reality for the family and friends of Joseph, Terry and Caroline Bartley.
Also grieving will be an extended family of sorts at the University of Mississippi.
Caroline Bartley leaves behind close to 300 sorority sisters.
Alpha Omicron Pi Regional Advisor Katherine Thornton checks on the progress of renovations at the sorority house.
What should be an exciting time for the members of this University of Mississippi sorority is expected to take on a somber note in the fall.
Caroline Bartley will not be coming back.
"A O II sends our deepest condolences to the Bartley family and all the siblings in her family and all of her sorority sisters here at Ole Miss," Thornton said.
She participated in activities with her sorority sisters while pursuing her studies in biological sciences.
"They're a very tight-knit group of women. They do have over 300 members, but they do find ways to become best friends-not just for four years, but for the rest of their lives," Thornton added.
"We as a university are devastated any time we lose a student, faculty members, staff members (and) friends to the university-especially when it's a student. It hits hard and we'll give all the support we can to her family and friends and they'll remain in our thoughts and prayers," Dean of Students Dr. Thomas Reardon said.
Representatives say they plan to offer counseling.