A 14-year-old girl, Nakia Venant committed suicide on Sunday while live-streaming the sad incident in Miami. The young petite teen used a homemade noose to kill herself while friends watched it Live.
Administrators with the Florida Department of Children & Families would offer little detail Tuesday about Nakia’s death, other than to confirm that both child welfare administrators and the Miami Gardens Police Department were investigating the suicide death of “a child … in the care of a foster family, reports MiamiHerald.
According to reports, A friend of Nakia, 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.”
A video post from Nakia dated Jan. 10 has attracted more than 14,000 views and 104 comments. It has now become a memorial to the teenager, with viewers posting notes such as “RIP to this pretty angel.”