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Bronx Girl, 11, Hangs Herself After Reportedly Texting Friends Suicidal Messages

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Friends and neighbors are looking for answers after a young girl from the Bronx did the unthinkable and took her own life.

Saying he heard the girl's mother screaming when she couldn't find her 11-year-old daughter, landlord Bobby Singh and his cousin started searching the apartment and building on Croes Avenue.

1010 WINS' Al Jones Hears From The Landlord Of The Building Where The Girl Was Found


Singh said his cousin actually discovered the girl's body hanging on the back of a bedroom door.

"I was right there, but I didn't go in because I don't want to see it because I have small kids and stuff," Singh told 1010 WINS' Al Jones.

The 6th grader at IS-98 skipped school Monday, reportedly texting friends suicidal messages.  Gina Vega's sister got one of those texts.

"It's's bad," she told 1010 WINS' Jones.

The girl's distraught mother had to be hospitalized.  Police and school officials said they found no sign the girl was a victim of bullying.

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