A florida teenager in foster care hanged herself on Facebook Live early Monday.
14-year-old Nakia Venant committed suicide while her foster parents slept in their Miami home.
The teenager started the live video stream just after midnight on Monday. Police say she fashioned a noose out of a scarf and hanged herself from a bathroom door at 3 a.m.
A friend called 911 to report the 2-hour live video, but the friend mistakenly gave the dispatcher the wrong address. Emergency responders rushed to the wrong address and later learned of the correct address. But by then it was too late to save her.
Nakia was rushed to Miami’s Jackson North Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her Facebook page was quickly deleted. Company spokesperson Christine Chen said Facebook interrupts livestreams that go against community standards “as quickly as possible.”
Facebook requires users to be at least 13 years old to create an account.
Before the account was deleted, one woman who claimed to be Nakia’s mother wrote: “I was showing you tough love when you misbehaved.”
Police did not say why Nakia was in foster care.
Nakia’s tragic death occurred on the same day that aspiring actor Jay Bowdy took his own life on Facebook Live. And weeks after another child, Katelyn Nicole Davis, 12, of Cedartown, Georgia committed suicide in a 40-minute video on Live.me.