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Danbury police looking at ‘all aspects’ of teen’s suicide

February 12, 2019

DANBURY — Police announced Tuesday morning that they are looking at 16-year-old Hailey Nailor’s death by suicide over the weekend from all angles.

The Danbury High School student died Saturday after jumping from the fifth floor of the Danbury Fair Mall parking garage.

Det. Sgt. Gary Guertin announced on the police department’s Facebook page Tuesday that “all aspects” of her death are being investigated, including a “possible social media influence.”

“As reflected in the multiple responses to The Danbury Police Department’s previous post regarding the tragic death of Hailey Nailor, we would like to inform the public that all aspects of her death are being investigated by our Special Victims Unit, including a possible social media influence. Should our investigation reveal a criminal aspect, we will inform the public at an appropriate time,” Guertin said.

Before Nailor’s death, she posted a video on social media in which she announced her intention to jump, to which one teen responded with an insensitive remark. The comment has led to speculation about whether bullying played a role in Nailor’s decision.

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