Hailey Nailor’s death: What we know, what we don’t

February 11, 2019

Hailey Nailor, a 16-year-old student at Danbury High School, jumped off a parking garage at Danbury Fair Mall on Saturday.

Here’s what we know and what we don’t know yet about this tragic and complicated story:

What we know:

It was a suicide: Nailor’s parents confirmed her identity and police confirmed that she jumped voluntarily.

She recorded herself on Snapchat: Nailor contemplated whether or not she could go , through with it before jumping off the garage, according to Luis Lopez, 18. “She sadly did go through with it,” he said.

She was in the hospital prior to her death: Nailor’s parents told the News-Times that their daughter had been committed to the Danbury Hospital mental wing before she died.

DCF had been involved: Connecticut’s child services agency had been monitoring the case, according to Nailor’s father, Kevin Nailor

What we don’t know:

Why was she released from the hospital? Kevin Nailor said his daughter had been in the care of Danbury Hospital for less than 24 hours before she was released.

Why was DCF involved? Child services had been monitoring the case, but in what capacity?

What was the “inappropriate” social media post? Superintendent of Schools Sal Pascarella posted on the Danbury Public Schools Facebook page Sunday that “an individual posted inappropriate information regarding the deceased online” and that the school’s principal was working with authorities to have it removed.