An aspiring actor broadcast his suicide this week on Facebook Live. The Mercury News reports that Frederick Jay Bowdy, 33, was found dead Monday morning in a car parked on a street in North Hollywood.
Bowdy had reportedly shot himself in the head, streaming the act in real time on Facebook Live. The LAPD would not discuss the incident, the Mercury News reports.
Bowdy had reportedly been arrested last Friday at his apartment complex in Canyon Country in the northern L.A. area following the filing of a domestic violence complaint by his female companion. Authorities were also said to be looking into a possible sexual assault, the Mercury News reports.
Bowdy, who has several minor film and TV credits on IMDb as Jay Bowdy, reportedly posted $100,000 bail to secure his release from jail.
Bowdy’s suicide follows a similar incident over the weekend in which a 14-year-old girl reportedly hanged herself to death from a shower door frame using a noose made from a scarf. The girl, who was living in a foster home in the Miami area, reportedly broadcast her suicide via a live-stream.