Authorities say Ohio girl, 11, committed suicide


LONDON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in central Ohio are investigating the apparent suicide of an 11-year-old girl whose parents say she was bullied.

Police called to a home found the girl dead of apparent self-strangulation Sunday in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus.

London police Chief David Wiseman told The Columbus Dispatch the girl hanged herself overnight in her bedroom. He said the investigation of the fifth-grader's death is ongoing, and police haven't made any firm connection to allegations of harassment.

Her parents told reporters the girl wore thick glasses, had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and was teased by other youngsters outside of school. Her mother told WBNS-TV the girl frequently came home crying.

The school district says it doesn't tolerate bullying. It tells The Madison-Press in London it is cooperating with investigators.

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