This spine-chilling incident is a reminder to parents on many levels. Could the suicide have been averted had Katelyn's family known of the ordeal?
Katelyn Nicole Davis of Cedartown, Georgia hung herself to death, according to this report. What’s unnerving is that the 12-year-old chose to live stream her suicide on Facebook, after alleging that a family member had sexually abused her.
How ironic that the child chose to reveal to the world what she endured, before ending her precious life, but opted not to say anything to her family about her anguish and hurt. Further traumatic is the fact that while the clip has been removed from Facebook, it is still going viral on various other platforms.
As per this report, the cops are powerless to stop it. The Polk County Police Department has been inundated with phone calls informing them of websites sharing the suicide video. Police Chief Kenny Dodd told Fox 5 that he urged several websites to remove the video. However, not many complied as by law, they don’t really have to. “But it’s just the common decent thing to do in my opinion,” he said.
Just the thought of what the family must be going through since this tragedy is unimaginable. However, I can’t seem to look beyond the fact that 12-year-old Katelyn chose suicide over communicating her pain with her loved ones. Perhaps, she didn’t feel confident that they would believe her, understand her, or even just hear her out. Perhaps… we’ll never know!
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