Discovery Bay: Sheriffs Office Investigating Suicide of 14-Year-Old Boy

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At about 7:09 AM, Deputy Sheriffs, along with the fire department and an ambulance, were dispatched to a report of a suicide at a residence on the 2200 block of Biscay Ct. in Discovery Bay.

A 14-year-old boy was pronounced deceased at the scene. He is not being identified. There are no signs of foul play.

The Coroner’s Division has scheduled an autopsy for tomorrow. No further details were provided.


If you need help, give the Contra Costa Crisis Center suicide prevention hotline a call at 1-800-833-2900.

Resources

Below are county resources available 24-hours a day.

Suicide Prevention Information

East County Resource Guide – Open here.

Mental Health Crisis Services

Anyone living in Contra Costa County who experiences a mental or emotional crisis can get help. Mental Health Crisis Services are available in person or over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at:

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (north side)
2500 Alhambra Avenue in Martinez

For referral information call 1-888-678-7277 any time day or night. The call is free.

Suicide Prevention

There’s a myth that people who talk about suicide won’t really do it. This is wrong. Before attempting suicide, many people make direct statements about their intention to end their lives or less direct comments about how they might as well be dead or that their friends and family will be better off without them. Any reference to suicide should be taken seriously.

Information on other issues

Click to Enlarge the  or view the document online: Crisis-Line-Stats

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Sad to read this, depression is very serious! Parents keep a look out for signs and dont be afraid to ask for help. RIP and condolences to the family!

  2. Condolences to the family
    It is devastating that anyone has to go through what this boy went through. The saddest part is that someone did want to give this boy mental help and attention, but no one listened. Please promise to always listen. Because sometimes the cries for help are not always spoken aloud.

  3. So sad!!! Too many kids are taking their lives with stress from academics and peers. How can we do more prevention starting in our homes, schools and communities???

  4. My condolences to his family and friends. My challenge to the community: be kind, be cognizant , be responsible.

  5. Man, heart goes out to the young mans family. Who knows where he would be in 5 years from now, I couldn’t imagine where I would have been but alas. Rest In Peace!

  6. DOn’t act all sad, he was my friend and no one liked him because of stuff, like the vandalising at Discrovery Bay Elementry School. he was a good kid. Rest in peace Jesse. :..(
    -Nathan Caprio
    My instagram is @its_insta_nathan if you need any more information. I’m pretty sure i was the last person to talk with him.

    • Nathan, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. I can’t imagine how you must feel. Nobody should be remembered solely on the worst things they did. It’s of little consolation, but I’m glad to hear this boy had someone to talk to.

  7. The Contra Costa Crises Center also offers grief counseling free of charge. My condolences to this young man’s family and friends.

  8. My Condolences and prayers go out to this young man’s family. As being in law enforcement for over 15 years and seeing this type of stuff; this is happening way to often now days, it is heartbreaking. I heard a lot of rumors, and stories along with a few other details surrounding his involvement in the vandalism at Discovery Bay Elementary. While this behavior of the vandalism was completely wrong and against the law, I think there is something we all need to look at as the bigger picture here. Teen suicide is at an all-time high. Everyone on social media criticized this young man and the parents when it was discovered that he was involved with the vandalism. I think we all need to look at how we can deal with issues in our communities a little different and not let social media be the go-to source to past judgment and post negative comments about what this young man did at the school. It is very obvious this young man seen these comments and heard the comments from other friends, classmates etc. These days, kids have the pressure of fitting in, stress from academics, family issues such as divorce as well as the pressure of feeling accepted in today’s society. I think everyone needs to realize that we all need to take out more time with our children away from social media to engage in how our children are really doing mentally and emotionally. There are signs that I believe this young man displayed but it was also hard for him to express after all the criticism he received and after being ridiculed for the crime he did and having it played out on social media. We have to remember that today’s society our children have a voice but sometimes the cries are always heard as they are shielded behind instagram, facebook, twitter, and other outlets they feel the need to express themselves. Please talk to your children and encourage them. There are others ways to deal with painful things other than doing what this young man did yesterday by taking his own life. To his family and friends, “pain and weeping will endure for the night, and joy will come in the morning”. We are not sure how long the weeping season will last but with faith and prayer, God will see you through the morning season”.

    • Amen you are absolutely right. This breaks my heart sitting here with my son who new him trying to console him. Thank you for this. I’ve been praying through out the day for his family breaks my heart.

      God Bless

  9. I wish things didn’t have to end this way for this young man. I believe our mental health system and the way we treat and refer juveniles displaying concerning behavior needs to be immediately addressed. This young man terrorized the elementary school with very serious threats when he broke in. In this day and age, with the violence that has occurred at schools around the country, you can not get away with that behavior without consequence. For this child, I believe it was a cry for help, not a prank. No one, not even him, could predict what he was capable of. If this child were handled properly through the system, he could have had more resources provided to him to help. This may have changed the outcome of this sad event. His apology and letter from the parents were put on a FB news page and people commented in many different ways, some very negative. But this is a consequence again, of putting that type of information on social media. They chose that route and the info could have been closed down for comment at any time and it was left active. Many people are blaming this child’s death on the community for coming after him…but again there are consequences to actions. People will always express opinions in any form. I hope instead, the community will focus more on improving avenues and channels for receiving proper mental health, because this could have been the difference for this child. It can be for the next child. I offer my sincere condolences to the family of this young man.

    • @ Concerned resident, SO well put.

      Worth repeating, because so many people have no idea regarding the facts. Breaking into a school, making threats especially in light of Sandy Hook and that it was on the anniversary of that tragedy. People need to stop blaming others and themselves for speaking out when it was a case of threats made where their children attended school! There was PLENTY of blame to go around, beginning with the school district, but don’t blame Parents for watching out for the safety of their own children. Geeeeze sometimes people just cant see through their own BS and hypocrisy.

      Concerned resident nailed it.

      I wish things didn’t have to end this way for this young man. I believe our mental health system and the way we treat and refer juveniles displaying concerning behavior needs to be immediately addressed. This young man terrorized the elementary school with very serious threats when he broke in. In this day and age, with the violence that has occurred at schools around the country, you can not get away with that behavior without consequence. For this child, I believe it was a cry for help, not a prank. No one, not even him, could predict what he was capable of. If this child were handled properly through the system, he could have had more resources provided to him to help. This may have changed the outcome of this sad event. His apology and letter from the parents were put on a FB news page and people commented in many different ways, some very negative. But this is a consequence again, of putting that type of information on social media. They chose that route and the info could have been closed down for comment at any time and it was left active. Many people are blaming this child’s death on the community for coming after him…but again there are consequences to actions. People will always express opinions in any form. I hope instead, the community will focus more on improving avenues and channels for receiving proper mental health, because this could have been the difference for this child. It can be for the next child. I offer my sincere condolences to the family of this young man.

  10. It was the beginning of seventh grade and Hayden had a friend named Jesse he was such a cool guy and he came to my house we always swim in the summer with all our friends, and we always had fun we played games he he was such a nice guy and one day he did something that was bad like the vandalism at DB and parents did Hayden for that but it doesn’t give a choice for people to hate him and call him names and just be rude to him there’s something inside of him that is amazing that is untouched I known you for almost 3 years now Jesse and you’re such a good friend and love you Rest In Peace. This is probably the last time I talk to him please understand that he wasn’t the worst person out there he was awesome please pray for him thank you and goodbye .😭😪❤️ -Nathan Caprio

    • Dear Nathan, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I believe that the vast majority of the people in the community believe that your friend was a good person. He absolutely was! I believe he needed some more help maybe to deal with some struggles in his life. Sometimes these struggles become overwhelming and we need additional help to deal with them. It has happened to me too. I hope one day these types of services will be widely available and accepted for everyone. It is ok, it is normal and everyone is bound to suffer from it during their lives at one point or another.
      I bet Jesse really enjoyed those times you spent together, Nathan. It sounds like you were a great friend to him. May you find peace in your heart, Nathan.

  11. I just met the boy. His father brought him on a job which he helped him with. He knew all the words to some old school rock he was listening to on the radio. Always smiling, worked hard and had a great personality. I wish I knew him more. Just talking with him made my day pleasant. I miss him already.

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