According to some of the final posts on the 13-year-old Massachusetts girl’s Instagram account, Chloe Ricard embraced some fatalistic views in the days leading up to her death earlier this month.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Amesbury girl was pronounced dead shortly after she was allegedly dumped out of a vehicle at the entrance to a hospital emergency room.
Police have since arrested 47-year-old Carlos Rivera on suspicion of charges including distribution of drugs to a minor and indecent assault and battery on a child.
He allegedly dropped the young teen off at the hospital after leaving his apartment, where he had been with Ricard and another girl.
As of the latest reports available, a cause of death had not been announced. But new information including her final social media updates offer some distressing context, as reported by the U.K. Daily Mail.
“I dont wanna live long at all,” she reportedly wrote on Instagram. “Y’all dumb tryna clown me and bring me down for being what I am.”
Ricard reportedly went on to declare that she is determined to live “everyday like its the last,” providing a final statement to those apparently urging her to reconsider.
“I’ll never change and one day i will not wake up and that’s my goal,” she reportedly wrote. “Stop worrying about my health.”
The girl’s loved ones say she has struggled in the five years since her father’s death. Both her mother and stepfather are now desperate for answers.
“Who can do that?” asked her mother, Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan. “Who can take and just dump her? It’s just the most horrific act.”
Stepfather Brian Dolan responded to news of her death with outrage, asserting that Ricard “didn’t even have a pulse when they pushed her out of the car.”
He said he hopes “there’s hell to pay” for those responsible “because they threw her out of the car like a bag of trash.”
[Featured image: Chloe Ricard, handout]