Cops Investigating Abuse Claims Of Tween Who Livestreamed Suicide

A 12-year-old girl said she was being sexually and physically abused before livestreaming her suicide. 

By Benjamin H. Smith

While authorities still struggle with taking down the horrific Facebook Live video of a 12-year-old girl’s suicide, police are investigating her claims of abuse, according to the New York Daily News. Katelyn Nicole Davis livestreamed her death on December 30, after saying she had been the victim of sexual and physical abuse. A woman’s voice can be heard in the background calling her name, as she hangs herself on the video.

The video then went viral, and prompted an immediate outcry from family members and many in the general public. Police Chief Kenny Dodd told Fox affiliate WAGA that the Polk County Police Department has been flooded with calls from people asking them to get the video taken down, however, there’s only so much they can do. “We want it down as much as anyone for the family and it may be harmful to other kids,” said Chief Dodd. “We contacted some of the sites. They asked if they had to take it down and by law they don’t. But it’s just the common decent thing to do in my opinion."

Katelyn Nicole Davis maintained a blog titled “Diary of a Broken Doll,” where she referenced assorted memes from the CreepyPasta website. On it she mentioned previous suicide attempts and fighting depression. According to Coosa Valley News, other entries referenced abuse and an attempted rape, allegations the police are now investigating. [Photo: Instagram]

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