Sexual assault claims made by Katelyn Nicole Davis are being investigated by Georgia police after the 12-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in the family’s front yard in Cedartown, Georgia on December 30th. The young girl was pronounced dead after being rushed to the Polk Medical Center. Davis would have turned on February 20th. Cedartown is located 70 miles west of Atlanta.

The entire clip of the horrific video lasted for approximately 42 minutes and was posted under ITZ Dolly, her username. For the first 21 minutes, Davis is seen setting the stage for her suicide and talking about her life.

Around 21:24, Katelyn Davis bids the world goodbye and proceeds to hang herself, kicking the bucket she stood on. Following several minutes of silence, voices are heard calling out for the girl. Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd is asking the public to stop sharing the video.

Dodd told Fox Atlanta News that local authorities and the family want the video taken down as it could be harmful to other children. They have contacted some sites who, in turn, asked if it was a law to remove it. Dodd admitted that by law they were not obligated to do so, but it was a matter of common decency. Chief Dodd added that it was a police officer from California who contacted Polk County authorities after happening upon the streaming.

The chief said his department have been taking calls from as far as Great Britain requesting removal of the video.

A tragic end to such a young life

According to her blog, Katelyn Davis wrote that she was sexually abused by her stepfather. Using her nickname Dolly, the 12-year-old wrote an entry on December 27th: “My heart, my soul, my feelings, my body…” She also alleged that someone had tried to rape her.

While no arrests have been made so far, the police are now investigating Davis’s claims of sexual abuse.

Too many people are taking their own lives

Whether a person is being bullied or abused physically, mentally, sexually or in dire straits, suicide seems like the only solution for far too many. It is not. There is a help. If you, or anyone you know is feeling depressed or contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.