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This article is for the recurring character in a crime. For the main recurring character and the new stepmother of Det. Rush, see Celeste Cooper.
Celeste Church 1997
Celeste in 1997
Celeste Church 2007
Celeste in 2007
Celeste Church
Portrayed by Aviva (Baumann) (1997)
Veronica Lauren (2007)
Episode Stand Up and Holler
Status Arrested

Celeste Church was murder victim Rainey Karlsen's best friend and a fellow junior at Birmingham High. She was sadly an accomplice to her death after Rainey suffered a fatal overdose of the drug Gamma Hydrobrutrate AKA GHB or "Liquid X", unknowingly by her first killer Becca Abrams, head cheerleader and a senior.

Becca decided to hurt Rainey after the latter called out her "Queen Bee" attitude in front of the other cheerleaders and announced she was leaving the squad. Before Celeste could properly react, Becca took her beer and personally poured it down Rainey's throat. Celeste had secretly spiked her beer with extra Liquid X to harm herself due to the bullying she suffered from her fellow cheerleaders and a traumatic "hazing ritual" in the locker room with the football team. Celeste let Rainey die in a misguided attempt to preserve her popularity because Rainey wanted to tell the school administrators about the cruelty and hazing the younger cheerleaders were subjected to from the varsity squad, especially from Becca.