Suicide #5: 16-Year-Old Girl Found Hanging From Rope Tied to Tree

ST ELIZABETH , Jamaica — It is believed that a teen girl committed suicide at her home in Newton district, St Elizabeth yesterday.

The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) this morning reported that the16-year-old girl, Sydonie Johnson, otherwise called ‘Shantie’, was found hanging by the neck from an ackee tree in her yard about 9:30 last night.

The police were summoned and her body was cut down and removed to the morgue.

The Lacovia police are investigating.

Since the start of the year 2019, there has been on record a total of 5 suicides.

A previous recorded incident involving a 39 year old woman, Nordia Markland a resident of Shannon Lloyd Crescent in Clarendon was found hanging from the beam on the outside of her house.

Photos and videos of that incident went viral on social media, resulting in family members stepping forward asking persons to desist from sharing; causing more damage.

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