For two hours, Naika Venant broadcast from the bathroom of her Miami Gardens foster home, eventually fashioning a homemade noose from her scarf. The live feed ended abruptly.
Naika, a petite 14-year-old with long hair and a sweet smile, killed herself overnight Sunday while live-streaming the event.
Administrators with the Florida Department of Children & Families would offer little detail Tuesday about Naika’s death, other than to confirm that both child welfare administrators and the Miami Gardens Police Department were investigating the suicide death of “a child … in the care of a foster family.”
“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.”
In a reply to a request from the Miami Herald on Tuesday afternoon, DCF released a three-sentence incident report on Naika’s death. It said the teen attached her scarf to a “shower-glass door frame” to end her life at around 3:03 a.m. and was declared dead “at a local hospital.”
There is some seriously sinister shit going on throughout the foster care/CPS system in this country and it's been the way it is for decades now! When a child is 7 times more likely to die in foster care than if they were living homeless on the street! The criminality of job security through taking people's kids and throwing them into the nightmare of foster care needs to be done away with completely. CPS is connected to and infiltrated by human traffickers and exploiters of kids. Sen. Nancy Scheafer and William Colby both were taken out for trying to expose this sick system.