Katelyn Nicole Davis, popularly known on the Internet as ITZ Dolly, was a 12-year-old American girl who died by suicide. She hanged herself from a tree in her backyard while LIVE streaming the whole event to Live.me. The video was shared on social media, particularly on Facebook. The resulting publicity brought an outpouring of online support and attention to the issues of suicide causes and prevention, child abuse, bullying, and appropriate use of social media altogether.
This 12-Year-Old girl Davis was an active blogger on the multiple social media sites, she recorded dozens of videos in the last month of her life. The videos detailed insight upon the experiences in her life, leading up to the day of her death. Meanwhile, in the various videos, she is seen singing, sharing spiritual philosophy, or taking care of her younger siblings Abigail and A.J.
While in other videos, she is seen arguing with her mother, alleging criminal activities, breaking down emotionally, and claiming being neglected by her biological father alongside being physically and sexually abused by her stepfather. In one of her videos, she mentioned that her stepfather encouraged her to kill herself.
She, in one of her video, commented: “He told me I should go hang myself because I was worthless.” The allegations of abuse caused the Polk County Police to open an investigation. Davis also said that she had been bullied at school and that she had been a victim of catfishing by someone pretending to be of the opposite gender online.
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Self-proclaimed as an emotional person and one who struggles with depression. She had previous suicide attempts, most recently through medication overdose, for which she was hospitalized later. She also engaged in self-harm, cutting her wrists and thighs, just a few days before her death.
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