One of the messages left said: “#ADHD games played u sad little DCF custody jit that’s why u where u at for this dumb s–t n more u keep crying wolf u dead u will get buried life goes on after a jit that doesn’t listen to there parents trying to be grown seeking boys and girls attention instead of her books.”
The 14-year-old’s short life was riddled with stints in foster homes, after she was taken away from Caze in 2009 because there were concerns that Venant was being physically abused by her mother.
Following her removal from Caze’s care, Venant was in foster care for 28 months over the course of eight years. At one point she was passed around to 14 different homes in the span of 16 months.
The DCF claim that she displayed inappropriate sexual behavior and that she admitted in a therapy session that she had seen pornographic videos and slept in the same room as Caze’s boyfriends. In 2010 she was placed back in the care of Caze, only to be removed in 2014, but was then later returned after social workers insisted it was for the best.
A year later, her mother relinquished custody, saying that she no longer wanted the teenager but remained in contact with her through social media sites. On January 22, Venant decided to take to Facebook Live as she hanged herself in the bathroom.
One of the girl’s friends told the Miami Herald she saw some of Venant’s two-hour livestream and called Miami-Dade police, who responded to her house. She then gave them a wrong address in Miami, reported the Miami Herald.
When police showed up there, residents gave them the address of Venant’s foster home in the suburb of Miami Gardens. Officers found the 14-year-old hanging from a scarf fashioned into a noose around her neck and tried to resuscitate her, but without success.
Venant was a native of Haiti living in a foster home in Miami Gardens, Florida
She is survived by a younger brother.