A 6-year-old girl has been found dead with a jump rope (used as a noose) around her neck, and investigators are stumped in determining whether or not the act was suicide.
According to the NY Daily News, Kendra Johnson was discovered hanging from her bedroom ceiling by her foster father, surrounded by water on the floor, and notes written in purple marker that read “I’m sad for what I do” and “I’m sorry.”
Brooklyn Park Police Deputy Chief Mark Bruley told the site:
We just did our due diligence to tear this case apart and look at every angle. It’s hard to believe that it was even possible. We may never know if it was suicide or an accident.”
Reports say that Johnson had a psychiatric history of suicidal and homicidal thoughts, and was treated for post traumatic stress disorder. She also allegedly drew pictures of children hanging from ropes, and police once found her with marks on her neck, looking as though she tried to hang herself before.
Despite the gritty history, the medical examiner revealed that the incident that took place is “outside what a normal 6-year-old could think about,” adding that the knot on the noose was “too advanced.”
We pray for Kendra’s loved ones, and hope that investigators can get to the bottom of this case.