Cause of death of 7-year-old in foster care who hanged himself: “undetermined”by Dara Kam | October 30th, 2009
A medical examiner found that that the cause of death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers‘, the Broward County foster child in state custody who hanged himself, was “undetermined” and that he did not commit suicide.
Broward County Deputy Medical Examiner Stephen Cina’s report also said that the child had no history of suicidal thoughts.
That’s contradicted by the Department of Children and Families’ own investigation that found that “he was out of control and destroying school property and stating that he wanted to kill himself” shortly before his death.
DCF Secretary George Sheldon created a workgroup to look into the boy’s death after it was learned that he hanged himself and was on numerous psychotropic drugs that his guardians had not signed off on.