Argentine judiciary treats case as suicide and rules out thirdparty involvement; Police say this is the third time Milagres Soto has performed the challenge
Playback/Facebook/LauraLuqueMilagre Soto died of asphyxiation while taking part in a TikTok challenge
Milagres Soto, a 12yearold girl, died in Argentina after completing the “Blackout Challenge” of the tick tock. The young woman was found hanging from a rope in the bedroom of the house where she lived, according to the newspaper. ‘La Nacion’. The case happened around 1 p.m. on Friday the 13th. In a social network, the girl’s aunt said that the family was devastated by what happened. “I will reveal what I live. She is wonder my niece…who lost her life today in a TikTok challenge…Please I beg you to share…my daughter and I have no consolation,” Laura wrote, also adding that she made the decision , to share what happened that other young people don’t feel the same way. The blackout challenge is nothing new on the network and other people have already been victims. In 2021, 10yearold Antonella Sicomero died in Italy after putting a belt around her neck. In Chile there was also a report of death by asphyxiation due to the challenge that consists in transferring a hanged life, but managing to disappear at the last minute, the local State Ministry investigation pointed out. “In this case it didn’t work and the minor died trying,” the agency told the Argentine newspaper.
According to the newspaper’clarinet‘ the family told police that the girl was instigated by her school friends in a group video call to accept the challenge. On Milagres’ cell phone, they saw that the young woman had already completed the challenge three times. However, judicial inquiries concluded that it was a suicide and that there was no thirdparty involvement. Authorities said there was no indication she was incited to carry out the challenge, but they said an expert opinion on the smaller cellphone was being conducted to gather more information about the case and the involvement of third parties proven, the judiciary must decide what happens to the members of the video call.