Wednesday, 25 January 2017

14-year-old girl commits suicide while using Facebook live

Nakia Venant, 14, killed herself overnight Sunday while live-streaming the event on Facebook the from the bathroom of her foster home in Miami, Florida. The teenager used a homemade noose to commit suicide while friends watched it Live.
One of Nakia’s friends saw the live feed that showed her hanging in the bathroom, but efforts to save the girl were hindered by a series of mishaps. The friend called Miami-Dade Police. Officers showed up at the friend’s house. She then gave them an incorrect address in Miami. The residents at that address gave police the address of her foster home in Miami Gardens, Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Petula Burks told the Herald.

“Nakia was smart academically, loved to smile and [had] lots of charisma. Her short journey on earth made a great impact on her mom’s life,” said Gerta Telfort, a close family friend. She said Nakia was her mother’s first child and only girl — and that her dream was to write a book on her life. The girl had started a daily journal, Telford said.

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Administrators with the Florida Department of Children & Families confirmed that both child welfare administrators and the Miami Gardens Police Department are investigating her death.

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1 comment:

  1. What could force a 14year old girl to take her life???