WATCH – Too Young! –
July 19, 2020 – An Annapolis couple thought by sending their daughter to Florida, she would get help from a mental health program, and later, enter a drug treatment program. But now they’re grieving her death and questioning if more could have been done to save her.
Jade Kothe, 20, was an alumna of Baltimore School for the Arts and Annapolis High School who aspired to open her own dance studio. She died June 28 in West Palm Beach. She had been living there to receive treatment, according to her mother, Lana Kothe, a fashion show and events coordinator, and father, Konan Ellerbe, a disc jockey popularly known as “Konan” at Urban One Radio. “She was a young girl, talented and beautiful,” her mother said in an interview Saturday.
Kothe always loved dancing and exhibited natural talent at an early age, her parents said. When she got to middle school, she was accepted into a magnet program for dance after her audition.