(NY Daily News) – Brazilian Teen Commits Suicide: A Brazilian teen killed herself after rumors that her intimate photos were posted online by an ex-boyfriend and spread throughout her hometown, according to reports.
Earlier this month, 15-year-old Karina Saifer Oliveira was found dead on the back porch of her home in Nova Andradina, about 500 miles west of Sao Paulo, Buzzfeed reported.
Photos of Karina’s corpse, taken at the scene of the suicide, then appeared on the messaging service WhatsApp.
“I wouldn’t wish this on any mother,” said the teen’s mom, Angela Saifer.
While Saifer said her daughter didn’t display any signs of distress, her father, Aparecido Oliveira, told Buzzfeed the teen had mentioned rumors of the intimate photos two months ago.
“She came to talk to me, saying that she was feeling like a trashy person because this had happened to her. I said it didn’t have anything to do with her,” he said.
Police are investigating rumors that the 17-year-old boy she dated when she was 14 spread intimate photos of her online, according to the report.
“After she died, we saw messages from students on her WhatsApp, hateful ones, from students teasing her about her hair because it was half-afro, because she used a hair straightener. They’d been sending them for over a year,” her father said.
To add to her family’s grief, her sister came across photographs of Karina’s body on WhatsApp.
Saifer, who found her daughter’s body when she returned home from work on Nov. 7, said only law enforcement officials would have witnessed the scene.
The family has filed a complaint with local authorities, although police commissioner Luiz Quirina Antunes Gago denied any cops leaked the photo.