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More details have emerged about former UCLA men's basketball star Jalen Hill whose skeletal remains were found in Costa Rica. He was 22.

Costa Rican officials positively identified Hill's remains through DNA analysis with samples from his family, according to reports. An investigation into his death continues.

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Costa Rican authorities said Hill went missing in July after traveling to Costa Rica in April. His remains were found on August 8.

According to The L.A. Times, Hill's remains were found in the Napoles de Tarrazu region about 40 miles south of San Jose. The outlet said his remains "were found in a mountainous coffee-growing area popular with tourists because of its hiking trails."

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Police released a "missing tourist" poster featuring Hill's picture on August 10, after his body was found.

Hill's father, George Hill, announced his death on Instagram on Tuesday. His cause and manner of death are still undetermined.

Hill's sister, Tatianna, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday she was returning to the states after traveling to Costa Rica with her brother in April. She said they explored tourist attractions, and "smoked some great weed".

"Came to Costa Rica with my best friend and now I'm leaving without you," she captioned a photo of Hill when he was a toddler. "Your [sic] resting in true paradise right now and I have to accept that."

She continued:

"[T]hose first 2 months were amazing, we explored the jungles and beaches together, went Airbnb hopping, ate great food fresh from the ocean and smoked some great weed lol... I felt like on this trip I got to know the real Jalen, the little boy I knew growing up. You're probably in the astrals somewhere building mansions, discovering new realms and doing all the things you used to tell me about."

Hill, a former Corona Centennial High basketball star, was recruited by the UCLA men's basketball program in 2017. He started for the Bruins during the 2018-2019 season.

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In 2017, Hill was suspended for being one of three UCLA players detained in China for shoplifting a pair of sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.

He later said his arrest in China at age 17 triggered his depression and anxiety.

He quit the team in 2021 after playing 77 games over three seasons for the Bruins.

"It was a tough decision to make, but once I knew what I had to do, it wasn't hard, like I figured out, like, this is going to help me," Hill told The Times in a 2021 interview.

In a video posted on his Instagram page on April 6, 2021, Hill said "I never felt this happy before in my life. I'm just happy to be alive."

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Former UCLA basketball star Jalen Hill was found dead after he went missing in Costa Rica. He was 22.

Initial news reports stated that his body was found "several days" after he went missing.

However, Costa Rican authorities report Jalen was last seen alive on July 7, 2022. His family reported him missing on August 10 in Costa Rica.

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According to a source, the family had hoped Jalen would turn up after going off the grid to clear his head.

Jalen's father, George Hill, announced his death in a post on Instagram. No cause or manner of death was reported.

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Hill was one of several UCLA players detained in China in 2017 on suspicion of shoplifting a pair of sunglasses from Louis Vuitton.

Jalen, LiAngelo Ball, and another player were released by Chinese officials after then-President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf.

In an Instagram video posted on April 6, 2021, Jalen said he suffered from anxiety and depression after being detained in China at age 17.

The 6-foot-10 forward said his mental issues led him to quit the team in 2021.

"I never felt this happy before in my life," he said. "I'm just happy to be alive."

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Chicago drill rapper 600 Breezy revealed his girlfriend of 2 years, Raven Jackson, took her own life this week.

In an emotional post on Instagram Tuesday, Breezy, whose real name is Antonio Valentino King, wrote:

"Baby why would you do this to me , why would you do this to us ? I was coming back home I promised you I would . You just gone leave me forever? You kno how many people love you raven ? I would’ve never left if this was the outcome . Im f-cked up for the rest of my life baby mentally you just finished me . Im shaking I'm crying I love you so much stinky pie . My woman my wife my life ...You pushed me away so you can do this ??? I would've died with you raven I did any and everything for you ...I'll never be able to love again @raven.k.jackson . I'll see you soon baby. God help me please [sic]."

Sources say Raven jumped off a bridge after battling clinical depression and two prior suicide attempts.

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In an alleged text message, Raven apologized to Breezy for what she was about to do. She allegedly told him she was standing on a bridge about to jump. "This bridge is actually nice," she allegedly texted him.

"I'm just tired baby. I was dealing with these thoughts before you met me, I was just waiting for the right time," she allegedly wrote. "It's nobody's fault. I've been tired for a long time. I gave up a long time ago, I just do a good job of hiding it."

Breezy, 31, shared her alleged text message on his Instagram page. He captioned the post:

"My baby was hurting and I did everything I could to show her nothing but love and keep her going. I put everything into her and her business. I believed in her I worshipped the ground she walked on . She's gone forever. I hate myself . Please when your loved ones are showing signs of any mental damage or health please take them serious. This is real . This is what she left me with . And I suppose to be able to continue to live ????? @raven.k.jackson you always told me you wanted to go out young so you can get that love you deserve from others and be a legend. But what about your family baby what about me ? you left my heart so empty and broken lifeless alone. And no matter what they say or what you say I'm gonna forever feel like it's my fault. Please y'all pay attention to the signs of depression or mental health [sic]."

Breezy, an aspiring rapper and 600 gang member, was slammed by his baby mama, Queen Key, for using his girlfriend's death for "clout" on social media.

Queen Key had no remorse for Breezy.

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A Southern University cheerleader who practiced writing suicide notes in her teens has taken her own life.

"May this day bring me rest and peace." Ariana Miller wrote in a lengthy suicide note on her Instagram page on Wednesday.

Her body was found in the Mississippi River after school officials were notified of her suicide note around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

In her post that has received over 65,000 likes, Miller wrote about fighting suicidal urges in her younger years.

"I have fought this urge since my early teenage years.. I gave this life all the fight I had. To everyone who has entered my life I'm so grateful and I can only imagine how this may find you."

She continued:

"To the people in my life I pray you learn to vocalize your feelings and get help always!!! I failed at that and I’m afraid it's to late. MOM, THANKYOU SO MUCH, I pray you know I'm at rest now! You would've given anything to see me happy, you have given everything to see me happy! I'm happy in the water where everything is still and peaceful. I have written so many suicide notes in my life but finally, I've reached my end. I hope this teaches everyone to check on your "strong" friends, be present always! I'm contradicting myself but NEVER give up!!!"

The Southern University and A&M College issued a statement on Twitter:

"We mourn the loss of Arlana Miller, a freshman' Southern University Cheerleader.

On May 4, 2022, at approximately 9PM, Southern University Athletic Department was notified of a social media post which ultimately led to this unfortunate announcement.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.

Counseling is available at the University Counseling Center for all students and specifically for student-athletes within the department. 24/7 counseling services are available at Holistic Behavioral Health Hotline. Please call (225)368-9602.

We ask for your prayers, love, and support.

Our deepest sympathy to The Miller family, SU Cheer, & friends.
We love you Arlana

#ForeverJag."


 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died after being hit by a dump truck on a highway early Saturday morning in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Haskins, 24, was in South Florida training with Steelers players for the 2022 NFL season, according to Yahoo! Sports.

According to MSN News, Haskins was "attempting" to walk cross Interstate 595 around 6:37 a.m. when he "collided with an oncoming dump truck," Florida Highway Patrol said in an accident report. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin issued a statement confirming Haskins' death. He called the young player, "One of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community."

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Charges were dropped against Haskins' wife, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins who knocked his tooth out during a domestic violence incident in July 2021.
 
RELATED: Charges dropped after wife of Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins knocked his tooth out
 
The dispute occurred because Kalabrya was allegedly upset that he spent too much time with his boys at a nightclub.

Friends say Haskins fell into a deep depression after the incident.

The former Ohio State standout was a first round NFL draft pick in 2019 and served as the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback in 2021.

Haskins threw for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 13 starts for the team.

Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3.

Twitter reacted with outrage to tweets by ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter about Haskins' death Saturday morning.

Dez Bryant tweeted:

"Athletes for the record.. the shit @AdamSchefter
wrote that’s how a lot of people view us.. we ain’t shit but entertainment!.. if you let 1 treat you with disrespect the rest will follow..."

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Sean Combs responded to a viral video by former Da Band member, Freddy P, crying over his current financial situation.

Combs allegedly beefed up his security after Freddy P from "Making the Band" said he has thoughts of killing Combs and himself.
 
RELATED: Sean Combs beefs up security after Freddy P says he has thoughts of killing Combs and himself
 

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Freddy P (2nd from right) posed with Combs (center) and Da Band members (L-R): Chopper AKA "Young City," Sara Stokes, Babs, Dylan Dilinjah, and Ness.

In a tearful video posted online, Freddy P, who competed for a spot in Combs' Da Band in 2002, said Combs ruined his life after breaking up Da Band.

Freddy P said:

"Like this n*gga Puffy is the main muthaf*ckin' reason why I hate f*cking life, dawg. People don't even understand. Like, I don't even give a f*ck. I've never been to a point where I thought of suicide my whole life, never. I mean, I'm a gangsta."

Social media users pleaded with Combs to help Freddy. However, the rap mogul refused to take responsibility for a grown man's situation.

"STOP ALL YOUR CRYING, BITCHING & MOANING. HUSTLE HARDER OR GET THE F*CK OUT OF OUR WAY. – LOVE," Combs posted on his Instagram Stories.

Combs didn't comment on Freddy P's not-so-subtle death threats to him.
 

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Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst's mother, April Simpkins spoke out after a medical examiner confirmed Cheslie's death was a suicide.

Chelsie, 30, jumped from the 29th floor terrace of her apartment building near Times Square in Manhattan on Jan. 30.
 
RELATED: RIP: Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst dies by suicide at age 30
 
Her mother, April Simpkins, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE:

"I have never known a pain as deep as this. I am forever changed. Today, what our family and friends privately knew was the cause of death of my sweet baby girl, Cheslie, was officially confirmed."

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Simpkins' history as a beauty pageant winner had a profound impact on Cheslie, who followed in her mother's footsteps.

"I remember watching her win and going to appearances with her during her reign," Cheslie, who was also an attorney, wrote in a 2019 blog post for the North Carolina Bar Association.

Simpkins, who was named Mrs. North Carolina in 2002, told PEOPLE: "While it may be hard to believe, it's true. Cheslie led both a public and a private life. In her private life, she was dealing with high-functioning depression which she hid from everyone — including me, her closest confidant — until very shortly before her death."

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"We miss her laugh, her words of wisdom, her sense of humor and mostly her hugs. We miss all of it — we miss all of her. She was a vital part of our family which makes this loss even more devastating," Simpkins continued.

In lieu of flowers, Simpkins asks that donations be made to Dress for Success, "an organization that was dear" to her daughter's heart.

"If you or anyone else is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255," Simpkins added. "Thank you all for continuing to respect the privacy of our family while we grieve."

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Former Miss USA Cheslie Corinne Kryst died Sunday morning after jumping from a hi-rise apartment building at 350 W. 42nd St. in Manhattan. She was 30.

The attorney and former correspondent for the entertainment news program "Extra" jumped from the terrace in a common area on the 29th floor of her 60-story hi-rise apartment building around 7:15 a.m., police say.

Kryst was pronounced dead at the scene. She left a suicide note in her ninth floor apartment, police say.

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Kryst's family confirmed her death in a statement.

"In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie," her family said on Sunday. "Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined... we know her impact will live on."

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Kryst, who was crowned Miss USA 2019, is pictured during the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant on Dec. 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

In her final message on Instagram, Kryst wrote: "May this day bring you rest and peace."

Kryst was a complex civil litigation attorney who graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

She was passionate about criminal justice reform and worked pro bono representing indigent clients with low-level drug offenses.

Kryst interviewed singer Lizzo after the VMAS in 2019. Watch the video below. Credit WAYZ/BACKGRID.

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Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward was found dead in a city park in McLean, Virginia on Tuesday. Police say Ward, 44, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 44.

Ward was elected mayor in 2021. The City issued a statement on Wednesday.

"Mayor Ward was a valued and trusted leader and a fierce advocate for all the people of Hyattsville. We are heartbroken at this loss and extend our deepest sympathy to the Mayor's family."

Maryland Governor Hogan also offered his condolences to the Ward family.

"Ward is survived by his husband and two adopted sons," WJLA-TV reported.

Maryland residents suggested Ward killed himself due to Gov. Hogan's restrictive vaccine and mask mandates.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown, died by suicide after checking himself out of a mental hospital in California. He was 65.

Robbins' death was confirmed by his agent, Dylan Novak, who tells TMZ Robbins was in a dark place since they spoke in early January.

Robbins reportedly told Novak, "I really need your prayers."

Hospital staff encouraged Robbins to stay there for a few more weeks, but he checked himself out of the hospital against medical advice on Jan 18, 2022. He was found dead in his Carlsbad, California home.

Robbins struggled with bipolar disorder and spent some time in prison for making terroristic threats to others.

Robbins is best known as a child star who voiced the iconic Charlie Brown cartoon character in the animated Peanuts specials in the 1960s. He also guest-starred in the 1968 sitcom "Blondie" and he appeared in the popular TV series The Munsters in the 1970s.

Robbins appeared in an episode of F Troop in 1966 and in an episode of Get Smart as the mysterious "Dr. T". He also appeared in the Sonny & Cher movie, titled Good Times.

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First-time mom Jeannie Mai-Jenkins opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression after giving birth to a genderless baby.

The Real co-host and her husband, rapper Jeezy welcomed their first child, Monaco Mai Jenkins, earlier this month. The baby's gender is still a well-kept secret. Sources say the couple want their child to choose their own gender.

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Jeannie, who is 43, said she originally planned to hire a surrogate, but she decided to conceive naturally despite the high-risk.

In a post on Monday, the new mom revealed her struggles, saying her "fourth trimester is the hardest".

"While being a new mom is the most exhilarating moment I have ever experienced in my life— nothing prepared me for postpartum. NOTHING. No book I've read, advice I've gotten, that could have compiled ALL the things I'd need just to sit, lay down, walk, or even hold our baby... The 4th trimester has been the hardest trimester yet, but I'm a happy, healing mom over here. #postpartum."

Jeannie responded to a social media follower, saying her hormones are fluctuating all over the place:

"hormones... girl I can't control my crying. Good news or bad news has me bawling. Then you see the dark hole you COULD crawl into, but you fight it by all means to avoid depression–it's CRAZY."

Jeannie may be second-guessing her decision to raise a genderless child. Her social media is flooded with rude comments like this one:

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The baby is Jeannie's first and Jeezy's 3rd or 4th.

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Families across America spent Thanksgiving with their loved ones. But for others grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be overwhelming.

Coping with grief and depression is a bigger challenge during the holidays.

"If you've lost a loved one to COVID-19, you're adjusting to a new way of life without that person," Cassandra Godzik, associate dean and professor at the School of Nursing at Regis College, tells Health. "And the holiday season, which tends to be centered around our loved ones, will likely remind you of that loss."

Godzik is a mental health nurse practitioner whose specialty is helping people cope with experiencing loss, grief, and bereavement.

"Even if you haven't lost someone to COVID-19, all of our lives have been impacted in some way by the pandemic — whether you lost a job, took a pay cut, or you've had to compromise on your previous way of life in some way," Godzik explains. "It's all loss, which can feel especially difficult right now."

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"We're conditioned to believe this season should be happy, cozy, and joyful," Merryl Rothaus, LPC, a licensed professional counselor, tells Health. "So if we're not feeling these things, we tend to think, There must be something wrong with me. And that tends to make grief feel even stronger."

"In general, humans don't like change," Jill Dawson, LPC, a licensed professional counselor, tells Health. "In fact, most of us work really hard to avoid it because of all of the uncertainty that accompanies it. When someone dies, we're thrust into needing to change—and that process is really uncomfortable."

Dawson, whose mom died six months ago from ALS, will spend her first holidays without her. "Right now, my grief feels non-stop with little bouts of reprieve," she says. "I'm already feeling under-resourced, and I know this first Christmas and New Year's without my mom will force me to really feel into the pain of that loss."

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People who have not experienced a death in the family may still feel a sense of loss during the holiday. Not everyone is on good terms with family members.

The lack of communication or bad blood between family members can hit especially hard during the holiday.

"The holidays tend to shine a spotlight onto everything you don't have," Gina Moffa, LCSW, a New York City-based licensed clinical social worker, tells Health.

"Not everyone is on good terms with their family or there will be someone missing this year. COVID-19 came without warning and changed everything at once, and we're still dealing with the trauma of that. Add to all of this the societal pressure that the holidays be 'perfect,' and it's a recipe for misery."

There's no easy way to get through grief during the holiday. Mental health workers suggest giving yourself permission to cancel the holidays and make space for your grief.

"Meeting your pain rather than trying to extinguish it isn't easy, but it is the way through it," says Rothaus.

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Support others who are grieving. Order a pizza and watch old movies together.

Dawson suggests connecting with people who love you.

"Reach out to a family member or a friend, not necessarily to talk about your grief but to simply be with other people. Lean on the support of a church community or therapist. Spending time with people who love and support you can feel like a healing balm that bolsters you through the holiday season and beyond."

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Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus, said her struggle with colorism and bullying led to a suicide attempt at age 13.

Cori, 21, said she suffered from depression and nearly took her own life after being called "fat and ugly" since she was a child.

"I grew up with two light skinned brothers... and I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight, I got lupus at six," she said.

"People used to always talk about me, 'You're fat, you're ugly, you're dark, you're this, you're that.' And I used to cry. At 13, I was ready to die. Just so sad, crying to my mom like, 'I'm so ugly, why did you have me? Why do I look like this? Why don't I look like my brothers?' It was just so many why, why, why's."

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Cori said having wealthy parents and material things didn't lessen the pain she felt from being bullied about her body image disturbance issues.

"Just because you have money and just because you're able to do certain things that other people can't do, that doesn't mean you don't have a heart, a mind, a soul. I go through it just like everybody else. It don't matter cause my dad is rich, I drive a Toyota Corolla and I am content."

Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.

Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.

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Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.
 

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The model girlfriend of Bayern Munich soccer star Jerome Boateng was found dead in her Berlin, Germany apartment, officials say.

Police are investigating Kasia Lenhardt's death as suspicion of suicide.

A police spokesman said: "Yesterday at around 8.30 pm there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide. A lifeless person was found in the home. There are no indications of third-party involvement."
 

Kasia, who had Jerome's name tattooed on her torso, died a week after a nasty public split from the soccer superstar. The couple dated for 15 months before they broke up, according to The Sun newspaper.

Jerome parted ways with the 25-year-old model after she wrecked his car in January, resulting in the car being written off as a total loss.

Her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.

In a statement after the breakup, Jerome stated Kasia "destroyed" his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Silvera, the mother of his children.

He said it was time to "draw a line" and "apologize to everyone I've hurt" including Rebecca and their children.

"Kasia became my girlfriend by destroying the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailed me," he wrote.

But Kasia took to social media to say she dumped him because of the World Cup winner's "lies and constant infidelity".

"Now is where you draw the line. Enough," she wrote in a cryptic post on Instagram. She also referred to the pro athlete as "the devil" and promised to "speak up" and "fight back".
 

Calling Kasia's messages "manipulative", Rebecca told RTL news outlet: "Kasia destroyed my family for her own benefit. I'm not going to let her destroy Jerome too. I'm not going to let her play the victim. She's done enough damage."

The model leaves behind a son, Noah, from a previous relationship. Kasia is best known as a contestant on "Germany's Next Top Model" in 2012.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.

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A Bridgeton, Mo. woman and her 2-year-old daughter who were reported missing last week were found dead in a vehicle parked near an apartment complex in North St. Louis.

Police found the bodies of Kanisha Richardson, 37, and two-year-old Ava Richardson inside a maroon 2014 GMC Terrain just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The two were reported missing on Wednesday, Jan. 13 -- two days after Richardson made suicidal statements on Facebook.

The two were seen at Chuck E. Cheese's at the South County Center in Mehlville, Mo. on Jan. 11. They were last seen alive at a Chick-Fil-A at 12450 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton on Jan. 12, according to KSDK News. Based on witness sightings, police initially believed they were headed to Florida.

No cause of death was released, but police said Richardson may have been armed with a handgun and that she and the toddler were endangered persons.

Alea Turner, Ava's stepmother, launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for her stepdaughter's funeral expenses. The child's biological father is unknown.

"On January 11th My Wife and Daughter went missing. January 16th we found out that Kanisha and Ava were gone," Turner wrote on GoFundMe.

"My babies are no longer here to laugh with, argue with, make new memories, or grow. I won't hear 'mommy ima be a lady like you' or 'I'm getting big like my sis sis'. I won’t hear Kani obsess about IHOP coffee or laughing at all her new style stunts. I'm breaking down. No ones prepared for one burial let alone two. Nobody should ever have to bury a child. No one should have to know what it feels like to bury a sister. Anything helps Please help me bury them."