December 30th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A 13-year-old girl who had given birth three months ago took her own life last week, according to the Red Cross. According to reports, the girl’s child was the result of rape. The incident took place in the girl’s home in Cariari de Pococí.
“The family told us that apparently she had been raped and as a result had problems with postpartum depression, which led to her decision [to take her own life],” Dennis Sanchez, a Red Cross worker said.
The girl was apparently dead at the scene, having hung herself with a sheet while in the bathroom.
Authorities declined to provide further information, citing an ongoing investigation.