Rosalie Avila was an 8th-grade girl who committed suicide last week. In her suicide note to her parents, she apologized for being “ugly” and a “loser.” As if losing your daughter to those circumstances isn’t bad enough, the parents of Rosalie are now getting cyber-bullied over their daughter’s death.
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Freddie and Charlene Avila said losing their 13-year-old daughter on Nov. 28 from hanging was one of the hardest moments of their lives.
The moment has only been made harder by bullies who may be linked to their daughter’s death and have now set their sights on the grieving parents. Charlene said she received a picture message on social media of a tombstone with a text that read: “hey mom, bury me in here.”
According to the Daily Mail, another message had Rosalie’s face cut out from a picture and put on a body that was giving thumbs down to a bed. The caption read, “Next time don’t tuck me in this.” The next picture had a grave and said, “Tuck me in THIS.”
Charlene spoke to CBS to detail the torture they have had to suffer from these cruel messages. “For you to do that, I mean, you’re heartless,” she said. “You’re a very heartless person and you have no compassion.”
Rosalie’s father said he had noticed a change in his daughter’s demeanor. He shared that the girl who could light up a room suddenly became a girl who never wanted to come out of her room. The grieving couple said that after Rosalie’s death they found a notebook that had all the names of the kids who had bullied her.
“I remember a couple nights she’d come home, telling me that the kids are calling her names about her teeth,” Freddie said. “I go, “You have braces, honey, don’t worry. The braces are going to come off,” and she said, “Yeah, but my teeth are straight and they’re still making fun of me.'”
NBC News reported Freddie heard strange sounds coming from Rosalie’s bedroom on the night of her death and came into the room to find his daughter hanging from the ceiling. They called emergency services, but she was declared brain dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Freddie and Charlene hope Rosalie’s death can help to bring awareness to the ongoing issue of bullying and will begin to put an end to the epidemic.