A 13-year-old California girl died on Friday after she committed suicide after she suffered years of bullying, her family said.
Rosalie Avila, an eight grader at Mesa View Middle School in Yucaipa, California, was taken off life support on Friday after she attempted to kill herself on November 28. Her organs will be donated.
“My daughter had the whole world,” said her father, Freddie Avila, to NBC Los Angeles. “Now, I just have to think about what she could have done or what she could have become. Now it’s just a memory.”
Freddie found his daughter after she had taken her life, he said.
“I woke up and there was screaming,” he said. “I had to find my daughter…in her room.”
KTLA reported that she apparently died due to asphyxiation by hanging.
After Avila’s suicide, her parents found a journal in which the girl detailed the bullying she received by her peers.