MediaTakeOut.com has some terrible news to report. There's a new trend on Facebook Live - Black folks killing themselves in front of an audience.
Two days ago actor Jay Bowdy died. Police believe that he committed suicide and LIVESTREAMED it via Facebook Live.
Jay told his followers watching via Facebook Live that he was going to commit suicide, prompting one of his family members to call the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police tried to reach Jay, who was in a car near Cumpston Street and Fulcher Avenue, but he killed himself before officers made contact with him. He was 34 years old.
Users on Facebook who viewed the video expressed shock and sadness, and some wondered if it was a hoax since Bowdy was an actor. The video was later removed by Facebook.
It's not clear WHAT put him over the edge, but Jay was recently arrested for suspicion of sexual assault on a female. He was out on $100K bail.
Jay was married and had four kids - here are their pics:
And less than 12 hours after Jay died 14-year ol Nakia Venant did a live broadcast from the bathroom of her foster home in Miami where she used a homemade noose to commit suicide Sunday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Administrators with the Florida Department of Children & Families offer little detail about Nakia’s death. They did however confirm that both child welfare administrators and the Miami Gardens Police Department are investigating her death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“We are absolutely horrified and devastated by the news of this young girl's death,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. “We will do everything we can to support this family and all those who cared for her as they begin to heal from this tragedy. We will conduct a comprehensive, multidisciplinary special review to examine this child’s history and the circumstances related to serving the child.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Venant reportedly attached her scarf to a “shower-glass door frame” to hang herself. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of Nakia’s friends saw the live feed, but was not successful at preventing Nakia from going through with the act. The friend did manage to call Miami-Dade Police. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Officers showed up at the friend’s house where she gave them an incorrect address. The residents at that address were able to give police the correct address of her foster home in Miami Gardens.