General — 10 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Suicide in Ranchito

At about 3:45 yesterday afternoon, a 14-year-old girl was found dead with a rope tied around her neck, hanging from the beam of a house under construction in the yard next to the property of her family in Ranchito, Corozal.

The terrible discovery was made by the girl’s father and brother.

Donaldo Vasquez, 47, a laborer of Ranchito, told police that when he arrived home from work yesterday afternoon, his daughter, Vianny, was not at home. He and his son, 13, began a search for her in the neighborhood, and when he went into an unfinished house adjacent to his yard, he found his daughter hanging by the neck, suspended off the floor with a yellow rope tied across the beam of the house. A stool, which had fallen, was under her.

The grieving father said that before leaving for work yesterday morning, things had seemed normal. He left his two children, Vianny and his 13-year-old son, at home and went to work in Corozal Town.

Upon his arrival home after 3:00 that afternoon, Vasquez asked his son about his daughter, and his son told him that he had not seen his sister since 1:00 p.m.

Vasquez and his son then began a search for her. Vasquez said that he is at a loss for any reason why Vianney would have wanted to end her life.

Her body has been deposited at the morgue at the Corozal Hospital, where it awaits a post-mortem. Police said that no signs of violence were seen on her body and foul play has been ruled out. The death has been declared a suicide.

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