Family believes halfway house could have prevented loved one’s suicide

A family says they tried in vain to contact a halfway house to try and stop a loved one's suicide as he streamed the event live last Thursday.



The family of Johnny Rodriguez says he was released from jail in August and was living at halfway house as he worked to get back on the right track.



On Thursday night, he livestreamed his suicide. The recording contains no audio and the video is nearly four hours long.



His girlfriend, Emily Soto, says she called Comunilife while Rodriguez was livestreaming to try and to get someone to send help.



"I said, 'Obviously something is wrong. Don't you have a key? Can't you get into his room and see if he is OK? I think there is something seriously wrong.' He said, 'Yeah, when I do my round."



Soto sclaims to have called back several times to no avail.



She and Rodriguez's brother say they wouldn't find out about the death until the following morning



News 12 reached out to Comunilife to see what their protocol is and received a statement that it could not comment because of client confidentiality.



 


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