More details have emerged surrounding the death of “Toddlers & Tiaras” star Kailia Posey.
The Whatcom County medical examiner in Washington announced Wednesday that the 16-year-old’s cause of death was asphyxia due to ligature hanging, and the manner was suicide.
The autopsy and toxicology reports will not be disclosed.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office told Page Six exclusively that the specifics of the police record were being withheld because disclosure would be “highly offensive” and “not of legitimate concern to the public, and therefore would violate the right to privacy.”
More details surrounding the suicide of “Toddlers & Tiaras” alum Kailia Posey have been revealed.kailiaposey/Instagram
Posey’s family previously confirmed in a heartbreaking statement that their daughter had taken her life on May 2.
“Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life,” the family said.
Posey’s mom, Marcy Posey Gatterman, initially shared the news of the teen’s death in a Facebook post.
The medical examiner confirmed Posey died by hanging.kailiaposey/Instagram
“I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone,” she wrote. “Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever.”
One of the TLC star’s friends later told Page Six that Posey had been “struggling” before her suicide.
Posey had gone viral as a child for her meme-worthy grin.TLC
“We knew she was struggling with a few things, and we all did everything we could to encourage her and help,” revealed the pal. “We didn’t know what was going on.”
The source praised Posey as a “role model” and a “big name in a lot of different places.”
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.