Felicia Melendez Suicide – Police in New Jersey claim that an 11-year-old girl committed suicide in the bathroom of her school only days after her detective father passed away from cancer — and a week after her mother said she had written school officials that she was being tormented. The girl’s death came just days after her father’s funeral. According to the Daily Voice, Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez, a student in the sixth grade at F.W. Holbein School in Mount Holly,
was discovered unresponsive inside a toilet stall by another student at approximately 1 p.m. on February 6. Her mother gave her name as Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez. “Help was immediately sought from staff members,” the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office informed New Jersey 101.5. “Lifesaving measures were taken by school officials, police, and emergency medical technicians,” the statement continued.
“The student was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and then she was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was pronounced dead on February 8,” it continued. “The student was pronounced dead on February 8.” The suicide of the sixth-grader was declared to be the cause of death after an autopsy was conducted by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.
“An investigation into the student’s death by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, which included a review of the school’s surveillance cameras, determined that she was alone in the restroom when this tragic action occurred,” the agency said in a statement to NJ.com. The inquiry was conducted by the office. According to the prosecutor’s office, there was no evidence that her death was the result of any criminal activity.