It isn’t entirely clear what pushed the one-time basketball star, and former Crowley ISD teacher and coach, to take his own life.
Bowdy’s death came just one day after another troubling suicide broadcast on Facebook Live involving a 14-year-old teenager in Florida.
Jay Bowdy, a former Crowley teacher, killed himself during a Facebook livestream this week, police said.
Crowley ISD released this statement Wednesday afternoon:The Crowley ISD family is saddened by the death of Frederick Jay Bowdy, a former teacher and coach at Crowley Middle School.
Family tried,” said cousin Monique Bowdy.
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Another Teenager Has Tragically Taken Her Own Life On Facebook Live
According to the Miami Herald, Venant hanged herself in the bathroom of her foster home on Facebook Live on January 22.
But, lately, the social media function has become a tragic tool to document the death of teens.
“But if someone does violate our Community Standards while using Live, we want to interrupt these streams as quickly as possible when they’re reported to us.
“The vast majority of people are using Facebook Live to come together and share experiences in the moment with their friends and family,” Christine Chen, a Facebook spokesperson, told The Miami Herald.
On December 30, 2016, 12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis hanged herself while streaming live on the website Live.
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Aspiring actor kills self on Facebook Live after arrest
“He referenced a cousin who had once molested him and he had not gotten over that,” Kurzweil told the Los Angeles Daily News.
“He was always really positive,” Kurzweil told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Bowdy was released Friday after posting $100,000 bail, but had not been charged with a crime, CBS Los Angeles reports.
An aspiring actor who was recently arrested on suspicion of sexual assault broadcast his suicide earlier this week on Facebook Live — the second such death livestreamed on the social network in as many days.
Los Angeles police officers were heard breaking the car’s window shortly after the shot, discussing how to remove the gun from the actor’s hand, Kurzweil told the newspaper.
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