Wednesday 25 January 2017

14-Year-Old Miami Foster Child Hangs Herself — While Streaming It Live Online

This is so sad. 14-year old Nakia Venant did a live stream from her foster home in Miami. She created a homemade noose and committed suicide. There is not much information about the death. Administrators with the Florida Department of Children & Families and also Miami Gardens Police Department are investigating the death.
One of Nakia’s friends who watched the live feed, tried to talk her friend out of going out ahead with the suicide but she failed to stop Nakia.

Nakia reportedly tied her scarf to a shower-glass door frame to hang herself. The friend who tried to stop her called Miami-Dade Police.

Officers showed up at the friend’s house but the address was wrong, the residents at that address were able to give police the correct address of her foster home in Miami Gardens. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“We are absolutely horrified and devastated by the news of this young girl's death,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. 
“We will do everything we can to support this family and all those who cared for her as they begin to heal from this tragedy. We will conduct a comprehensive, multidisciplinary special review to examine this child’s history and the circumstances related to serving the child.”

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