Apparent suicide in death of Bronx 9-year-old
A Bronx mother found her 9-year-old daughter with a white cloth around her neck hanging from the metal shower frame door Sunday morning, reported the NY Daily News.
Police reportedly believe the death was a suicide. The girl’s family reportedly said she was anxious over the addition of a new baby half-brother in her family.
She allegedly told family members she “wanted to die” after learning her mother was pregnant. Her mother sought professional help, and the girl had recently seen a therapist for help dealing with the birth of her new brother eight months ago.
The girl’s mother kept a parenting blog where she apparently openly discussed her daughter’s struggles to adjusting to no longer being an only child, and wrote that in January her daughter seemed ready to bond with her new baby brother.
“He arrived and she was happy and reassured that although her world has forever changed she loves him more than she thought she would,” the mother reportedly wrote.
Police said the girl did well in school and never spoke of being bullied.
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