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Daisy Coleman: Tragic New Details Uncovered About Sexual Assault Survivor's Last Hours Alive

Details have emerged about Daisy Coleman's final hours alive before suicide.

We continue to learn more about Catherine “Daisy” Coleman‘s tragic death.

As we reported earlier this week, the eponymous lead in the 2016 Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, died by suicide this week in Lakewood, Colorado. She was just 23 years old.

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Now, according to TMZ, it turns out her mother was so concerned about her daughter’s state of mind shortly before her suicide that she actually called in a wellness check in an attempt to keep her alive. This was seemingly hinted at in her first message following Daisy’s death.

Lakewood Police Department spokesman John Romero confirmed to the outlet that Melinda Coleman called in about a “possible suicidal party” at an apartment in the west Denver suburb at about 4:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon. Cops responded to the call, sending paramedics as well as several agents trained in crisis intervention.

Interestingly, the agents spoke with Daisy for over an hour, but she apparently “never said anything or gave any indication” that she was going to harm herself or intended to do so. At that point, then, she was medically cleared by the specialists. And, considering her age as a legal adult, police were unable to forcibly hold her for mental health reasons without any outstanding legal reason.

It was less than five hours later, at about 8:30 pm, that one of Daisy’s friends called the police reporting the young woman had shot herself inside the apartment. Lakewood police again responded to investigate; they have since reported Coleman used a pistol to fire the fatal shot.

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As we noted previously, Coleman was one of the subjects of the gut-wrenching Netflix doc Audrie & Daisy, which followed two teenage sexual assault victims and the fallout of events that occurred in each of their lives after their assaults. Coleman was raped at a high school party in Missouri in January 2012. The film follows the hostile reaction of her Missouri hometown of Maryville towards Daisy after the horrifying incident took place, and how it affected the girl’s life in the years following.

Audrie Pott, the other young woman featured in the 2016 documentary, never actually lived to see it filmed; she died by suicide just nine days after her assault in 2012. And now, another tragedy rocks the world of rape survivors and their loved ones. So, so sad.

Our thoughts are with Daisy’s family, friends, and others close to her during this unimaginably difficult and tragic time. RIP…

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to

[Image via Daisy Coleman/Instagram.]

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Aug 07, 2020 10:22am PDT