Family grips with hanging death of preteen

A photo of a younger Jahquez Lanier

The community of All Saints was in shock that tragedy had reached their doorstep today as word spread of the apparent suicide of a 12 year old boy.

Jahquez Lanier of the McPond area was dicovered by a family member Friday hanging with his school tie around his neck according to reports.

Lanier lived with his gandmother Jane Pereira. After not hearing from her grandson for a long while, sources said Pereira sent a relative to check on the young man who was discovered hanging by the neck in the washroom.

Attempts to revive the Seventh Day Adventist student were unsuccessful and he was soon pronounced dead by a doctor.

Family members and visitors arrived on the scene and many had to be consoled as the body was taken away by the hearse.

Senator Colin James the ABLP caretaker for the area and a family friend was on the scene in the aftermath of the tragedy.

He said the death has left him dumfounded.

“My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. His grandmother is like a mother to me and to try to put myself through what she is going through is heart wrenching,” Senator James said.

The death is reminiscient of another in October where an 18-year-old young woman was found dead with an electrical cord around her neck in the Jennings Extension community.

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  1. Omg.. It’s small fry as we affectionate call each other… I am sooooo broken… Oh God comfort the family… Let them know u are there my father…. U said in your words that u will go and send the comforter, so father let the comforter engulf them in his arms…. Give them strength and peace thru it all…. My father only you one know the circumstances… Lord, cover our children under the blood of Jesus…. We bind every force of darkness, every force of suicide, murder, incest in the name of Jesus…. U say we wrestle not against flesh and blood BUT against principalities, powers, rulers of darness of this dark age, against spiritual wickedness in high places…. So I send the fire of Goid to dismantle every secret and high place in the name of Jesus… Arise oh God of war and fight this battle on our behalf… The battle is yours… Amen

  2. Save our young people, Lord! They are pleading for help but we have not heard them and we failed them! Unstop our ears so that we may be sensitive to their pain, and may we help them find their path! Unite all our hurting families as we attempt to make sense of what is happening to us!

  3. Lord give my great nephew family strenght. Lord cover the mind of his great grandmother, his mother Sasha my niece, and his other close family members. Lord this is a pain we dont understand but will not question. Lord take the wheel and be a fence all around them… I love you nephew Auntie Angie “Orlando Florida”..

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