22-year-old Dies After Eating Seeds From ‘Suicide Tree,’ Mother Issues Warning
CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A mother of a 22-year-old transgender woman is warning other parents to beware of a deadly seed from an Asian plant called the “suicide tree.” Two weeks ago, Natosha Anderson found Bernard McCalip, 22, on the bathroom floor after being sick for hours, WLS-TV reports. "He said, 'I can't feel my heart.' And I said, 'What's wrong? What's going on?' And he said, 'I took a pong seed.' And I said, 'A what? What is that?'" Anderson told WLS-TV. "The police, the paramedics, they didn't even know, no one knew."