Suicide: Nakia Venant, 14, of Miami, Florida
Nakia Venant,14, hung herself in the bathroom during Facebook Live after several failed attempts to reconcile with her birth mother. She was staying with her foster parents and it occurred while they were sleeping. Her friend, who was watching the live video, called the police and gave the wrong address. The residents gave them the correct address and police found her hanging. Police couldn’t save her and later was pronounced dead at the hospital. She is survived by her five year old brother and her mother.
Venant had a troublesome history with her mother which led her to be in foster care for several years. She was returned to her natural mother but she gave her up after unable to handle her teenage daughter. Venant had a history of physical abuse by her mother and sexual abuse due to her mother’s boyfriends.