Katelyn Nicole Davis committed suicide on December 30th on the social streaming app Live.Me. She hanged herself in front of her Cedartown, Georgia home. During the video you can hear her say she was sexually abused by a family member.
The video is over 40 minutes long and has since been removed on the platform and on her Facebook page. But videos are still circulating across Facebook and YouTube.
Polk County Police Chief Kenny released a statement on their Facebook page writing, “We are making a specific request that anyone who has any knowledge, videos, or comments regarding this case, please keep this information off of the internet.”
Every time you report a copy of the video, Facebook sends you this notice.
Before her death Davis posted a video on YouTube titled “To Everyone Struggling With Depression,” encouraging viewers to seek help and to remember that it’s not their fault.
She also shared this “Do Not Self Harm” track on SoundCloud two months ago.
Memorial accounts have popped up posting tributes and reposting some of the videos Davis made.
Many of the diary entries have been deleted but people have screenshot them and spread them online.
Polk County police have also launched an investigation into allegations of abuse and sexual assault that Davis outlined in her videos and her online diary on Dec. 27.
If you are feeling at risk of suicide or if you are worried about someone else call the 1-800-273-TALK (8255).