The internet is a cruel place. Sadly, the Catsoura family had to learn this the hard way. On Halloween of 2006, the family lost their daughter Nikki Catsoura to a gruesome accident. The scene was so graphic that the family was not summoned to identify the body.
As if dealing with grief wasn’t bad enough, the internet started picking on Nikki’s memory and the family. Find out the Wikipedia biography and how the story of Nikki Catsoura’s death unfolds in this article.
Nikki Catsoura Wikipedia biography
In the year 1998, Christos Catsoura and his wife welcomed a daughter and named her Nikki Catsoura. She was of white ethnic background and grew up in California.
She had two younger sisters, and together they loved shooting videos on her camera. There is not much information regarding her educational background other than that she attended school in California. Moreover, she was a freshman during the time of her demise.
Circumstances surrounding Nikki Catsoura Death.
On October 31, 2006, the Catsoura family had a family lunch in their Ladera ranch home. During the meal, they discussed the punishment Nikki deserved after catching her smoking a cigarette. The parents opted to take away her car keys, as that is what she loved most.
After lunch, Christos left home and sent her daughter, flying kisses to which she replied with a peace sign. After a few minutes, her mother, who was upstairs, heard footsteps followed by a commotion in the garage.
She ran down to see what was happening, and she saw Nikki Catsoura reversing her father’s Porsche 911 Carrera hurriedly. The 19-year-old had never driven a fast car before, so her mother became alarmed and called her husband.
Christos drove around, trying to find Nikki, and eventually called the police to track her. When he was still on hold, the police informed him of the accident.
Nikki drove at 160kmp/h on the 241 toll road in Lake forest when she clipped a Honda civic while trying to overtake it. The car went flying across the road median and onto a toll booth on Alton Parkway interchange. She died instantly!
Events following Nikki Catsoura Death.
The scenes of the accident were very gruesome and disturbing. However, the California police department took comprehensive pictures as per the standard procedure. Two officers responsible for taking the pictures forwarded them to their emails and those of four friends. No sooner had they sent them that than the images went viral.
People made a fake MySpace site to pay their respects, but it ended up as a hate page for Nikki. It was so bad that the family started receiving emails with nine pictures of their decapitated daughter.
As a result, Christos decided to take their kids from their current schools and move houses to mourn in peace and maintain their sanity.
Additionally, they had to seek the services of the Reputation defender. The guy was tasked with removing the photos from numerous sites that posted them.
To date, he has sent over 2500 cease and desist letters. Even though they took the responsible officers to court, they did not win the case.