Mercedes Smith, 18, of Cincinnati, Ohio ended her life in her college dorm room in Columbia, Kentucky on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
The Lindsey Wilson College freshman student-athlete and communication major, was found unresponsive in McCandless Residence Hall early Thursday morning.
“Mercedes was a good-spirited person who showed promise in her future,” said Gordon. “She was a fun and loving person and everyone enjoyed being around her. She will be truly missed.”…
Mercedes boyfriend and father of her unborn child, Markeice Brown, 20, was distraught over her loss and he left a 8-minutes-long tearful goodbye to his family and friends on Facebook along with the note seen below:
Markeice said they both didn’t get the support they needed. He was reportedly blamed for her death and harassed online. He said he wasn’t allowed to go to her funeral so he would go to her instead. On Saturday, April 22, he ended his life.
This is such a heartbreaking tragedy for both of these families. Mercedes will be laid to rest on Tuesday.