New Jersey, USA (McKoy’s News) – 8-year-old Commits Suicide: An 8-year-old New Jersey girl who committed suicide may have been inspired by a story she read on Facebook.
Investigators in Essex County are probing whether Imani McCray, who died Sunday after she was found hanging in her Vailsburg home, was copying the death of 10-year-old Colorado girl Ashawnty Davis, according to WNBC.
Sources told the station that McCray died in a manner similar to Davis and that the girl read a story about Davis’s suicide on Facebook.
McCray had been sent to her room as a punishment before the suicide. Family and paramedics tried to resuscitate her after she was found, but she died at University Hospital in Newark.
Davis killed herself after she was bullied, but investigators don’t have any evidence McCray suffered similar torment, according to NBC.