Daisy Coleman’s Hometown Sheriff Calls Her Death A ‘Horrible Tragedy’: ‘It Should Have By no means Occurred’

Assault survivor Daisy Coleman sadly handed away by suicide on the age of 23 and her hometown sheriff, Randy Sturdy, who was not the sheriff in her rape incident, is talking out about her dying.

Daisy Coleman‘s physique was present in Colorado on Aug. four after she handed away by suicide on the age of 23 and now her hometown sheriff, Sheriff Randy Sturdy, of the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Workplace in Maryville, Missouri, is talking out in regards to the surprising and devastating incident. Sheriff Sturdy admitted that he has been talking with Daisy’s mom, Melinda Coleman, and discovered about what occurred late final evening. “I keep in contact along with her mom and Daisy via Fb and I noticed that Melinda posted that data at round 11:20pm final evening, our time right here in central time,” Sheriff Sturdy EXCLUSIVELY instructed HollywoodLife.

He went on to specific his heartbreak over Daisy’s dying and identified that his administration wasn’t concerned within the case of her 2012 assault, which put her within the highlight. “It’s a horrible tragedy. It ought to have by no means occurred,” he defined. “I got here into workplace after that. That didn’t occur beneath my administration, we turned issues round and it’s only a horrible tragedy.”

Daisy Coleman
Daisy Coleman handed away by suicide on the age of 23 after a tragic life that concerned a rape in 2012. (Netflix)

Sheriff Sturdy additionally commented on the truth that Daisy had a tragic life that not solely concerned assault, but in addition the lack of members of the family. “Yeah, she’s misplaced her father, her brother,” he mentioned.

Daisy’s passing was first confirmed to the general public by her mom, Melinda. The grieving mother or father took to Fb to announce the unhappy information. “My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman dedicated suicide tonight,” Melinda wrote within the publish. “In the event you noticed loopy messages and posts it was as a result of I referred to as the police to test on her.”

“She was my finest buddy and superb daughter,” she continued. “I feel she needed to make it seem to be I may stay with out her. I can’t. I want I may have taken the ache from her! She by no means recovered from what these boys did to her and it’s simply not honest. My child woman is gone.”

Daisy’s dying comes after her rape case was featured in Netflix’s in style 2016 documentary Audrie & Daisy. Though the documentary helped to make clear victims of abuse and the way abuse can negatively have an effect on lives for a few years to come back, Daisy’s look within the movie led to bullying and backlash in her small city. She nonetheless managed to face up for what she believed in although by changing into an advocate who spoke out in opposition to abuse and co-founded the group referred to as SafeBAE (“Protected Earlier than Anybody Else”), “a survivor-founded, student-led nationwide group whose mission is to finish sexual assault amongst center and highschool college students.”

She was additionally the topic of a second documentary referred to as Saving Daisy. It's about her “journey of therapeutic from lifelong trauma and Publish Traumatic Stress Dysfunction, via EMDR Remedy,” based on the movie’s website.

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