Astrology Influencer’s Murder-Suicide Draws Attention To Black Women And Mental Health Awareness

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The murder-suicide involving a popular social media astrology influencer and her family is drawing attention to Black women and mental health awareness.

Authorities, who are still working on the ongoing investigation, say on April 8, Danielle Johnson allegedly stabbed her boyfriend Jaelen Allen Chaney to death before pushing her children out of a moving car onto a highway, leaving a baby dead and a 9-year-old girl as the family’s only survivor.

#BREAKING UPDATE; LOS ANGELES – The death of an infant and the injury of a young girl, both found on the 405 freeway earlier this week was tied to a murder-suicide investigation involving the children’s mother, Danielle Johnson. pic.twitter.com/yyRE1d1HNq

— Breaking News (@TheNewsTrending) April 11, 2024

The horrific incident took place at the couple’s Woodland Hills apartment.

According to reports, the couple began arguing in the middle of the night. Police believe Johnson stubbiest Chaney, then left her residence with her two young daughters. Investigators believe Johnson then took the two children to the 405 Freeway in Westchester, opened the passenger door and told her daughter to “get out of the car,” Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Guy Nolan told ABC 7. “When the daughter didn’t do that she then forcibly pushed her out of the vehicle, in the middle of the freeway, while moving, while the 9-year-old was holding the 8-month-old baby,” he said. 

The infant was fatally struck by a passing vehicle, but the 9-year-old miraculously survived. 

Onlookers were eventually able to get the 9-year-old to safety until police could arrive and transport her to a hospital.

After Johnson put her children out on the highway, authorities believe she headed south to Redondo Beach at speeds over 100mph, where she crashed her SUV into a tree and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Neighbor, who discovered the bloody crime scene, says she saw blood everywhere in the apartment. 

“Their door was wide open, there was blood on the floor leading into their apartment, and then a trail of it in the hallway leading up to the elevator, and I saw some blood on the walls,” the woman told ABC 7.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, but there is very little information to share at this time.

“The only witness we have for this crime now is the 9-year-old girl,” Nolan said. “There’s just very little information we have, other than: there was a verbal altercation that turned violent and it ended in tragedy.”

No motive has been revealed yet, but many of her social media followers point to her last tweets as signs she was struggling with mental health. 

Before her death, Johnson, who is also known as Danielle Ayoka or MysticxLipstick, the social influencer tweeted about conspiracies surrounding the solar eclipse, claiming the apocalypse was on the way.

WAKE UP WAKE UP THE APOCALYPSE IS HERE. EVERYONE WHO HAS EARS LISTEN. YOUR TIME TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS NOW. IF YOU BELIEVE A NEW WORLD IS POSSIBLE FOR THE PEOPLE RT NOW.

THERE IS POWER IN CHOICE. THERE IS POWER IN CHOICE!!!! REPOST TO MAKE THE CHOICE FOR THE COLLECTIVE pic.twitter.com/NMyuLkBj5l

— Ayoka (@MysticxLipstick) April 5, 2024

According to studies, Black people are 20% more likely to experience psychological distress when compared to their white counterparts. Studies also suggest that Black women are about half as likely to seek mental health care. In 2019, Black female high school students were 60% more likely to attempt suicide than their counterparts of the same age.

If the folks we love are showing signs their mental health could be failing, it’s up to us to help them become aware and guide them in the direction of the help they need. 

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