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Teen distraught at end of MySpace relationship; neighbor family created ID

DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - Megan Meier thought she had made a new friend in cyberspace when a cute teenage boy named Josh contacted her on MySpace and began exchanging messages with her.

Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than a month before he abruptly ended their friendship, telling her he had heard she was cruel.

The next day Megan committed suicide. Her family learned later that Josh never actually existed; he was created by members of a neighborhood family that included a former friend of Megan's.

Now Megan's parents hope the people who made the fraudulent profile on the social networking Web site will be prosecuted, and they are seeking legal changes to safeguard children on the Internet.

The girl's mother, Tina Meier, said she doesn't think anyone involved intended for her daughter to kill herself.

‘Absolutely vile’
"But when adults are involved and continue to screw with a 13-year-old, with or without mental problems, it is absolutely vile," she told the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, which first reported on the case.

Tina Meier said law enforcement officials told her the case did not fit into any law. But sheriff's officials have not closed the case and pledged to consider new evidence if it emerges.

Megan Meier hanged herself in her bedroom on Oct. 16, 2006, and died the next day. She was described as a "bubbly, goofy" girl who loved spending time with her friends, watching movies and fishing with her dad.

Megan had been on medication, but had been upbeat before her death, her mother said, after striking up a relationship on MySpace with Josh Evans about six weeks before her death.

Josh told her he was born in Florida and had recently moved to the nearby community of O'Fallon. He said he was homeschooled, and didn't yet have a phone number in the area to give her.

Megan's parents said she received a message from him on Oct. 15 of last year, essentially saying he didn't want to be her friend anymore, that he had heard she wasn't nice to her friends.

Megan seemed upset
The next day, as Megan's mother headed out the door to take another daughter to the orthodontist, she knew Megan was upset about Internet messages. She asked Megan to log off. Users on MySpace must be at least 14, though Megan was not when she opened her account. A MySpace spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.
Someone using Josh's account was sending cruel messages. Then, Megan called her mother, saying electronic bulletins were being posted about her, saying things like, "Megan Meier is a slut. Megan Meier is fat."

Megan's mother, who monitored her daughter's online communications, returned home and said she was shocked at the vulgar language her own daughter was sending. She told her daughter how upset she was about it.

Megan ran upstairs, and her father, Ron, tried to tell her everything would be fine. About 20 minutes later, she was found in her bedroom. She died the next day.
Her father said he found a message the next day from Josh, which he said law enforcement authorities have not been able to retrieve. It told the girl she was a bad person and the world would be better without her, he has said.

Another parent, who learned of the MySpace account from her own daughter who had access to the Josh profile, told Megan's parents about the hoax in a counselor's office about six weeks after Megan died. That's when they learned Josh was imaginary, they said.

Creator of fake account not charged
The woman who created the fake profile has not been charged with a crime. She allegedly told the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department she created Josh's profile because she wanted to gain Megan's confidence to know what Megan was saying about her own child online.

The mother from down the street told police that she, her daughter and another person all typed and monitored the communication between the fictitious boy and Megan.

A person who answered the door at the family's house told an Associated Press reporter on Friday afternoon that they had been advised not to comment.

Megan's parents had been storing a foosball table for the family that created the MySpace character. Six weeks after Megan's death, they learned the other family had created the profile and responded by destroying the foosball table, dumping it on the neighbors' driveway and encouraging them to move away.

Megan's parents are now separated and plan to divorce.

Aldermen in Dardenne Prairie, a community of about 7,000 residents about 35 miles from St. Louis, have proposed a new ordinance related to child endangerment and Internet harassment. It could come before city leaders on Wednesday.

"Is this enough?" Mayor Pam Fogarty said Friday. "No, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it's something, and you have to start somewhere."

Its one dumbass usual thing for a kid to do but what kind of lowlife mature adult would do this shit to a 13 yr old girl? teach your kids to deal with their own friend problems.
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Re: Some people really need to get a life. (myspace trick leads to suicide)
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 01:21:43 PM »
I just took a quick look at the title and stopped reading. thats ashame people these days whats wring with us!!!!!!
 

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007, 02:05:26 PM »
I just took a quick look at the title and stopped reading. thats ashame people these days whats wring with us!!!!!!

^I read the whole article!!
I agree it's A Darn Shame!!!!
I do see it getting any better!!

It's like the Internet has now become the New Social Environment!..
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007, 03:50:53 PM »
Damn, that's pretty fucking stupid to create a profile just to fuck with an undeveloped mind of a thirteen year old who's having mental problems.  I understand if another pre teenager would do the same, but a fucking adult?  Pathetic. 
 

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 11:31:22 PM »
thats just retarted...

but they how are they gunna prosecute the creator of the fake myspace. Its not their fault she killed herself.
 

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 01:58:47 AM »
thats just retarted...

but they how are they gunna prosecute the creator of the fake myspace. Its not their fault she killed herself.

They have an easy case of internet harassment. It could be an easy case especially if the adults were aware of the kid's depression and ADD which seems to be the case since it was the ex friend's parents. 
 

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Re: Some people really need to get a life. (myspace trick leads to suicide)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007, 02:12:40 AM »
They can't be charged with something very serious such as manslaughter but if I were them I couldn't function for weeks now so some kind of natural punishment is def there
Cause I don't care where I belong no more
What we share or not I will ignore
And I won't waste my time fitting in
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Re: Some people really need to get a life. (myspace trick leads to suicide)
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 12:28:12 PM »
damn that's shitty, seems like this kinda stuff happens a lot these days, wonder why
 

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Re: Some people really need to get a life. (myspace trick leads to suicide)
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007, 12:32:07 PM »
damn that's shitty, seems like this kinda stuff happens a lot these days, wonder why

Yea, remember that one time i made that fake profile "melissa", and had you going for 2 months? Lol, you were pretty depressed after eh?
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Re: Some people really need to get a life. (myspace trick leads to suicide)
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 12:42:24 PM »
Half animal, half man
Dumpin your dead body inside of a fuckin trash can
With more holes than an Afghan

I don't get that last line there, can you explain that to me tech?
 

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 01:42:08 PM »
^^^  with more heart than the taliban
         fuck these fake niggas
         they run when i pull these triggas
         extended clips and shit
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