21-Year-Old Filipina Single Mother Committed Suicide On Facebook Live

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Studies show that as many as seven Filipinos took their own lives every day, a very alarming rate of person committing suicide in an average of every 3 and a half hours. This rate continues to grow everyday and just recently a 21-year-old student and single mother from Cebu was added in this troubling suicide rate.


Although all suicide cases are heartbreaking, Kian Shannon Sophie Cañares case was quite tragic as she decided to end her life in front of her 2-year-old daughter and recorded it through a live-stream video via Facebook live.

According to Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Sr. Supt. Joel Doria, despite Kian’s family’s earlier request for their privacy over the young lady’s death, they will have to step in and dig deeper into the case. In an interview with Cebu Daily News Doria added, “We hope her parents will cooperate with us (even as) they early on appealed for privacy over the matter.”

On July 3, 2017 past 9 o’clock in the evening, two of Kian’s cousin saw the Facebook live video taken inside the living room of Canares’ residence in Brgy. Kampythaw. After seeing Kian hanged herself in the video, the cousins immediately rushed to their house and saw her hanging from the ceiling with an extension wire looped around her neck. She used her cellular phone in taking the video and placed it on a wooden bench about a meter from where she hanged herself.

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