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Forums > General Industry > We lost a friend here on Modelmayhem, RIP Kodi.

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Chuckarelei

Posts: 9566

Seattle, Washington, US

Mayhem #1468265, Kodi Eliza,
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1468265

I found out yesterday that we had lost a great friend here on Modelmayhem, 7 months later.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Chuckarelei/KodiHowthorneRIP.jpg

http://www.kodihawthornestory.info/index.html

Kodi was here only for a short time and only made few connections. So I feel the need to bring attention to our community what a great loss we have here. I want everyone to get to know this wonderful person and what a great young lady she is.

We lost Kodi on April 8th, 2010 on domestic related issues. I urge everyone to visit to the page link above, and make sure Kodi's messages will not lost or be forgotten.

Miss you, Kodi.

Nov 14 10 10:24 am Link

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Incain Photography

Posts: 262

Seal Beach, California, US

What is "domestic related issues". ?

Nov 14 10 10:29 am Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

InCain Photography wrote:
What is "domestic related issues". ?

It's explained in a tag in her profile.

Nov 14 10 10:30 am Link

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Chuckarelei

Posts: 9566

Seattle, Washington, US

InCain Photography wrote:
What is "domestic related issues". ?

Please read the above link of Kodi's Hope page.

Nov 14 10 10:31 am Link

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EB Photography

Posts: 8246

Santo António, Pagué, Sao Tome and Principe

This makes me very sad.

Nov 14 10 10:32 am Link

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Michele70

Posts: 28

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I am so sad....strength to her family and friends.

Nov 14 10 10:34 am Link

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Christina__Smith

Posts: 1202

Modesto, California, US

OMG sad how horrible.

Nov 14 10 10:35 am Link

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nyk fury

Posts: 2918

Port Townsend, Washington, US

sad

Nov 14 10 10:37 am Link

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Jay Farrell

Posts: 13142

Nashville, Tennessee, US

That's horrible! And I guess the ex husband walks. sad

Nov 14 10 10:40 am Link

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ForeverFotos

Posts: 6644

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

It is so sad that some of the beautiful die at such a young age. My condolences to her family and friends. RIP Kodi.

Nov 14 10 10:40 am Link

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jesse paulk

Posts: 3712

Phoenix, Arizona, US

fuck....just wow at the complete failure and abuse of the system. 

sad

Nov 14 10 10:42 am Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36718

Columbus, Ohio, US

Good grief....

Nov 14 10 10:46 am Link

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Celia Cyanide

Posts: 569

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Oh, My God.  I think I'm going to cry.  Thank you for bringing her story to our attention.  I will be praying for her family and little girl.

Nov 14 10 10:47 am Link

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jesse paulk

Posts: 3712

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Upon being served with a paternity suit by her daughter’s father, Tyler, she arrived in court originally requesting that the father be allowed visitation with his daughter as long as he took his required medication for bipolar disorder, as he had a violent and abusive history.

i cant even begin to comprehend how the courts continued this farce.  gonna sign the crap out of that petition.

Nov 14 10 10:53 am Link

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James Barry

Posts: 681

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

jesse paulk wrote:
fuck....just wow at the complete failure and abuse of the system. 

sad

+1

The word tragedy somehow does not describe this situation fully...RIP Kodi

Nov 14 10 10:54 am Link

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Breann Rambo

Posts: 2086

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Celia Cyanide wrote:
Oh, My God.  I think I'm going to cry.  Thank you for bringing her story to our attention.  I will be praying for her family and little girl.

+ 1

I looked in her port and seen the maternity photos, that about sent me over the edge after reading her story.

Nov 14 10 10:56 am Link

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EB Photography

Posts: 8246

Santo António, Pagué, Sao Tome and Principe

It sickens me to think of what kind of life her daughter will have now.

Nov 14 10 11:00 am Link

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jesse paulk

Posts: 3712

Phoenix, Arizona, US

EB Photography wrote:
It sickens me to think of what kind of life her daughter will have now.

sign the petition, try and save her from a bipolar madman.

Nov 14 10 11:07 am Link

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Brilynne Bailey

Posts: 360

Buffalo, New York, US

I don't even have the words to express how awful this is. I just read the tag, and I'm shocked.

Nov 14 10 11:08 am Link

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EB Photography

Posts: 8246

Santo António, Pagué, Sao Tome and Principe

jesse paulk wrote:
sign the petition, try and save her from a bipolar madman.

what petition.. I was looking for a link..got it and signed..

Nov 14 10 11:08 am Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42743

Salinas, California, US

This is so sad!  RIP Kodi

Nov 14 10 03:13 pm Link

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Solas

Posts: 9537

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

RIP Kodi, though I didn't know you I send condolences to friends & family of you.

Nov 14 10 03:44 pm Link

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Hairspray Revolution

Posts: 202

Chicago, Illinois, US

this is so sad.

RIP Kodi.... petition is signed.

Nov 14 10 06:31 pm Link

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M Norwood Photography

Posts: 75

Fontana, California, US

sad
RIP Kodi

Nov 14 10 06:38 pm Link

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PhotographybyT

Posts: 7693

Monterey, California, US

Very sad indeed! My condolences.

Nov 14 10 06:40 pm Link

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Daydream Image

Posts: 172

Jacksonville, Florida, US

I'm very saddened by this. I know it exists as I went through a very rough custody case with my ex wife while we went through our divorce. In the end the courts ruled based on all the testimony in favor of me being granted custody including her very own father and step mother. That was a victory for me but the scares it leaves on the children are what hurt the most.  I know what depression is having gone through that and feel fortunate to have come out on the living side. Many do not come out on that living side and it can only make you think.... if only I was there fro them beforehand, maybe I could have made a difference. Help those around you, care. This is a very sad story and my heart goes out for this beautiful woman. God grant her peace and love.

Nov 14 10 06:46 pm Link

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Marshall Arts

Posts: 621

Los Angeles, California, US

sad

Live each day like it is your last!

Nov 14 10 06:47 pm Link

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Maxximages

Posts: 2045

Los Angeles, California, US

Very sad

Nov 14 10 06:50 pm Link

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Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

Wow.


Who was the judge in this case?

And what is Tyler's last name?


I can't believe someone like this is allowed full custody of a child.


this really needs to be shared with state officials and the media.

Nov 14 10 08:05 pm Link

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JillianBlaire

Posts: 32

New York, New York, US

Thank you for sharing....what a beautiful woman....my heart goes out to her family and friends...u have touched my life with this story. For every woman out there Love and Peace....Jilly xo

Nov 14 10 08:10 pm Link

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Natasha240

Posts: 6438

Cassina de' Pecchi, Lombardy, Italy

broke my heart, especially seeing the maternity photos.

No words.

Nov 14 10 08:21 pm Link

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Alisyn Carliene

Posts: 11756

San Bernardino, California, US

Wow, what a tragic story. May she rest in peace.

Nov 14 10 08:23 pm Link

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Michael Ferris Images

Posts: 158

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

RIP, Kodi, this should not have happened. sad

Nov 14 10 08:25 pm Link

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Iris has pale lips

Posts: 3083

San Diego, California, US

Nov 14 10 08:27 pm Link

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Visual Serotonin

Posts: 5134

Los Angeles, California, US

Sucks... now her little daughter has no mom.

Nov 14 10 08:29 pm Link

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-Koa-

Posts: 5250

Castaner, Puerto Rico, US

The scumbag has not gotten his yet.

Wait till her daughter get's older and realizes what happened.

He is not going to skate away that easily.

-Koa-

Nov 14 10 08:32 pm Link

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Claude Pena Photography

Posts: 90

Oakland, California, US

Rest in peace Kodi.
Thank you for your contribution to the industry we all have a passion for.

Nov 14 10 08:41 pm Link

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William Kious

Posts: 8841

Delphos, Ohio, US

Synergy Visuals wrote:
Sucks... now her little daughter has no mom.

According to her suicide letter (found on the website) she had two kids. 

http://www.kodihawthornestory.info/lett … ehind.html

Here's a quote from the letter:

"I love you all soooo much and most importantly, my children Tayven and Ryah. You are my everythings and I will always be watching over you. I cant bear to be an innocent woman behind bars missing precious moments of my little ones lives and I would rather be watching over you in spirit, as I will. I will always make sure you are ok."

Honestly... I'm not sure what to say.  I have a very strong opinion, but I'll keep it to myself.

I hope she found what she hoped for.

Nov 14 10 08:41 pm Link

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Troy Ariacelia

Posts: 275

Los Angeles, California, US

That is one of the saddest things I've ever heard. Rest in peace Kodi, I'll be praying for you and your little girl.

Nov 14 10 10:20 pm Link

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Mike Kelcher

Posts: 12893

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Suicide is always a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  Often, the deceased has a good number of friends who all care, yet for the victim, the problems seem insurmountable, and suicide seems to offer the best solution. That, in itself, is very sad.

As a society, we need to gain a better understanding of suicide, but in general it's what happens when life itself seems too much to bear. That seems to happen when people choose to be mean to each other. We don't have to love everybody, but we all should be aware of how our actions might affect others, and at least, treat people with respect and dignity.

RIP...it's over now.

Nov 14 10 11:03 pm Link