Police: 11-year-old boy dead after hanging self in south St. Lou - KMOV.com

Police: 11-year-old boy dead after hanging self in south St. Louis home

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(KMOV) – Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy; it is believed that the child hanged himself.

His tragic death comes after a 10-year-old Florissant boy tried to do the same thing last month.

News 4 does not normally cover suicides, but statistics show these tragedies are happening too often and to children who are far too young.

The latest numbers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are from 2007 when they say 184 children between the ages of five and 14 committed suicide.

This latest suicide involved an 11-year-old who was discovered in his home in south St. Louis sometime after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Firefighters rushed to the scene, but were not able to revive the child.

Investigators say they do not expect foul play.

Police will not say if anyone else was in the house at the time.

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