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Amanda Todd: Suicide becomes a whodunnit?

by | 14th, October 2012

AMANDA Todd has died. The 15-year-old is thought to have killed herself. You might have seen the Candian’s video. In it, she holds up handwritten notes to tell her story of bullying. She says a stranger seduced her to show her breasts on camera online. The stranger took a picture and posted it online.  The stranger created a Facebook page and added Todd’s friends to it. That happened when Amanda Todd was 12.

She tells of being beaten and trying to take her own life. Her final card says:

“I have nobody. I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd.”

In the comments, she wrote:

“I’m struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I’m not doing this for attention. I’m doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I’d rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don’t hate, although im sure I’ll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyones future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I’m still here aren’t I?”

Police are investigating:

At this point, we’ve got upwards of 20 to 25 full-time investigators that are working on this to try to gain enough information and enough evidence to potentially lay charges against any inpidual or inpiduals that may have played a role here in some way,” said Sgt. Peter Thiessen

Can suicide become a whodunnit?

Amanda Todd’s mother Carol Todd says:

“The Internet stalker she flashed kept stalking her,” said Carol. “Every time she moved schools he would go undercover and become a Facebook friend. What the guy did was he went online to the kids who went to (the new school) and said that he was going to be a new student — that he was starting school the following week and that he wanted some friends and could they friend him on Facebook.”

“He eventually gathered people’s names and sent Amanda’s video to her new school.”

The video and photos went to teachers, to parents, to Facebook friends, which lead to repeated taunts: “Oh, there’s the porn star.”

“It increased her anxiety and she couldn’t go to class,” Carol said.



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