Steven Lee Janvrin, a 34-year-old resident of Canal Avenue in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, died of suicide by hanging the morning of September 22, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Janvrin’s 31-year-old girlfriend of three years told deputies that Janvrin had recently returned home from prison (he was released by the Florida Department of Corrections on June 9 after 10 months) but had tested positive for drugs at his workplace, which upset him. After the couple had a discussion, his girlfriend had become concerned about him enough to hide all the ropes in the house, she told deputies. She then asked him to walk next door with her to a friend’s place, to help with morning family routines.
Janvrin didn’t join her, and when his girlfriend returned to the house, she found him. He had used a makeshift device. His girlfriend performed CPR for a few minutes before running next door to call 911 (there were no phones in the modular house on the property). Her neighbor also attempted CPR.
“There was no signs of foul play, nor any written letters of intent or goodbyes,” a sheriff’s incident report noted. The medical examiner’s office declined to respond, which in unusual in such circumstances. The sheriff’s office established a crime scene (which is usual) and processed the scene before breaking it down.
Just 16 months ago, his companion contacted 911 to let dispatchers know he was driving around with a gun, that he was making suicidal statements and had left a suicide note. As deputies were seeking to pull him over he crashed his car in what may have been an intentional act, then briefly fled before deputies found him in the woods. By then he had thrown the gun away.
Based on a sheriff’s office audit for the year, 11 deaths have been ruled suicides as of Sept. 9, not including Janvrin’s. But the agency still had 17 active death investigations covering that time period, with no official cause of death yet recorded. In the same time span in 2019, 15 deaths had been ruled suicides in Flagler County.
The following resources are available for individuals in crisis:
In Flagler: The Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit (CTTU) is a crisis assessment and referral service for Flagler County residents experiencing behavioral health crisis. It is located at 301 Justice Lane in the Brown & Brown Outpatient building at the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell. This program is limited to individuals escorted to the program by law enforcement between the hours of noon and midnight daily. Law enforcement is able to transport individuals to SMA to assess and determine the appropriate clinical disposition. When required and appropriate, SMA then transports the individual to a receiving facility in Volusia County.
In Daytona Beach: Stewart-Marchman Act Corporation Crisis Center
1220 Willis Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Crisis Line: (800) 539 – 4228
Available 24 hours.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800/273-8255 (TALK), or use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat, both available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255.
People 60 and older can call the Institute on Aging’s 24-hour, toll-free Friendship Line at 800-971-0016. IOA also makes ongoing outreach calls to lonely older adults.
If you are concerned for someone else, read about warning signs here. For additional resources, see the Speaking of Suicide website.
E. Hoffa says
This TRUELY Terrible! More HELP should have been given to this young man!
Deborah Coffey says
This is just heartbreaking. I don’t know the answer to the da^n drugs.
Well, the majority of the voters, in their infinite wisdom seem to think the answer is to make them more readily available; yeah, that makes sense.
Trailer Bob says
No one is trying to make heroin or similar drugs legal. And Pot doesn’t kill people…but alcohol certainly does.
James M. Mejuto says
Again . . . another suicide taking the 34yr. life of Steven Lee Janvrin . What a waste !
There probably were a few reasons, including jail time that led this good looking man
to take his life . . . the hardest move anyone would make.
Depression so great, overcoming a loving family and a loving girlfriend. What horror and
depression they all must be going through, losing a loved one. Depression . . . a force,
a nightmare, a terror that rapes the mind and body of each victim. Yet, depression also attacks
the body leaving the victim lifeless, full of torment, disgust and weakness with no where to go.
Please . . . if you suspect someone is in danger from depression, contact the life-resources
agencies in your community able to deal with the problem.
Do not go it alone!
Steves Old Friend says
Wow!!! Damn Steve NEVER ever did I think you would do this! And damn sure didnt know you were hurting this bad! I am so sorry for you! We haven’t seen each other in a while but that wasnt because you arent my friend it is because of our friend(s) were no good! I thought and heard u were doing good… I was proud of you! Never got to meet ur girl but I am extremely sorry you had to witness this and I will pray for you as well as his whole family! I cant even fathom what his family is going through!
May he Rest In Peace and I hope you will all be ok as time goes on!
Thank you for all the good times, all the laughs, all the great target practices you helped me with but most importantly for the friend you were to me and those around you!
Im gonna miss you buddy!!
Brooke Elizabeth says
Thank you. I wasnt sure if i even wanted to read this when i saw it posted. But im glad i did. All i can say is Thank you. Steves Old Friend. i would love to hear about those old target days. if your up to it please look me up on FB.
RIP….Sending our condolences to his family and friends. May his soul be at rest.
Old friend says
RIP turbo you will be missed! 💖 this is so very sad!! I will keep your family and your kids in my prayers!!
Trailer Bob says
My nephew/adopted son did likewise several years ago. Just couldn’t see any other way out.
I am so sorry for the family and friends of this very young man.
May he be at peace.
Old friend says
RIP turbo may you be at peace now! God be with your children. 💔
I SEE you says
I miss my brother and the truth of everything that happened will come out I hope he rests in peace he was one of the most amazing people that you could ever meet in your whole life. Everybody has their demons and everybody struggles but not everything that looks on the surface is what it is. Steven would have given the shirt off his back to any person who needed it. Steven had a smile that could light up a room and energy that just made you want to be around him even when you didn’t want to be around them. He had a laugh that you would recognize from a mile away. He did give the best hugs. He did really try his best he was doing really good the last three weeks were very hard on him. It’s sad how a cycle can just continue. But what people should remember is anything can happen to anyone and always tell your loved ones that you love them and hug your family whenever you can because you never know what life will bring. I love you so much big brother and I’ll keep looking forever you know what I mean.