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Missing Facebook Teen Found Dead


Society & Culture  (tags: violence, teenage girl, murdered, crime, police )

Lone
- 1531 days ago - heraldsun.com.au
A TEENAGER missing from home after arranging a camping trip with two men she met on Facebook was found dead last night.



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Brenda S. (597)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 3:24 am
Beware!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Teresa W. (658)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 3:30 am
Horrible!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 3:51 am
Never meet up alone with a stranger
 

Lynn M. (192)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 12:08 pm
Cyber crime is growing faster all the time. Sad to hear about this young girl. The Internet has become a criminals playground- exercise caution always.
 

Electra Cy (1005)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 1:10 pm

She had her whole life ahead of her. Such a tragedy that someone would take it from her. :(

HUGZ ~ Electra :(

 

Dee C. (23)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 1:40 pm
How terribly sad..but.. how foolish..I cannot imagine anyone..male or female..young or old.. being foolish enough to hook up with two complete strangers online to go camping with..or do anything with..

My sympathy to the family..

Thanks T..

 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 3:48 pm
I have to agree with Dee...my sympathy and condolences to the family and may she RIP. Will be showing this story to all facebook users I know...thanks Lone.
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 7:21 pm
I agree with the above comments re: safety on the internet. What a tragedy!! TY, Lone for this.
 

Katz R. (54)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 7:25 pm
I haven't been on fb [or anything lately] but was part of the gaming community there and shocked at all the "relationships" people have been forming [real or other] there, I wouldn't mind meeting a few of my friends in a secure setting but it is unbelievable how far peoplke go and with multiple murders already happening
 

Green P. (3)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 7:40 pm
Wow. It is never really the best idea to arrange a meeting with someone that you only met through the internet...no matter what your age is.
 

Eileen R. (13)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 7:41 pm
basic safety rules out the window as people don't use common sense.
 

. (0)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 8:04 pm
This is so sad. How on earth can we get it across to people to take care on the internet so this does not happen again?! N
 

Krystal A. (0)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 8:09 pm
So terrible... My prayers are with her family
 

Amber Thorn (0)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 8:11 pm
If some of these teenagers had more self esteem they would not be looking for things in wrong places, its a real problem out there, I do not add anyone on fb unless i've had a conversation with them, I feel so sad for the family that would feel that maybe this could have been prevented
 

sheila l. (110)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 8:14 pm
internet relationships can be very dangerous as seen too many times, young people and all of us beware and be careful
 

NoMailPlease M. (445)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 8:18 pm
OMG...I feel ILL..

Thank The Lord that I was not born in this age...our children are at so much threat it is totally scary to me..

No words fit to print! I am thinking the worst!
 

Kaitlyn K. (32)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 8:19 pm
I don't get why people refuse to believe the internet as it is not a safe environment . They act as though they're impervious and no harm could ever come to them . It's really self-deprecating in a way , they don't care enough to protect themselves . It's horrifically awful that this girl died , we can only hope that someone learns from it , and her killer receives the maximum setence .
 

J Massetti (11)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 9:33 pm
THE YOUTH OF TODAY SEEM TO BELIEVE THE PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET CAN BE TRUSTED......IIF THEY ARE NOT AMONG YOUR GROUP OF FRIENDS---PLEEEEZE PROCEED WITH THE UTMOST CAUTION ! THERE ARE SICKOS OUT THERE & THEY'RE ALL OVER THE INTERNET WAITING TO STRIKE ON UNSUSPECTING YOUTH !!!!! THIS POOR CHILD BELIEVED, AND SHE IS HERE NO LONGER....MY CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY , THEY HAVE LOST THEIR PRECIOUS ANGEL, MAY SHE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE...........................
 

Kacy T. (0)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 9:57 pm
Terrible!
 

Julie C. (21)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 3:10 am
Terribly sad, there was a similar case here in the UK not so long ago. People, especially the young, need to realise the potential dangers of meeting online friends alone. :(

Thanks Lone Wolf.
 

Mike M. (55)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 4:15 am
Very sad perhaps facebook and the other like social sites should be shut down since so many of the people on them do not have a clue about the real world and how so many humans just live to prey on people like them
 

Grace T. (77)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 5:08 am
Young people feel ,it will not happen to them. It is not Facebooks' fault , She could have picked them up anywhere ,can't shut down the whole world .
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 5:08 am
cyber crime, cyber stalking, cyber bullying not to mention the various money making scams going on in cyberspace.....isn't it time that the internet got cleaned up and regulated a bit?
If you worry about where it will all end up, please sign www.thepetitionsite.com/2/internetrulesandregulations
thank you
 

Lisa A. (0)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 7:50 am
how sad but foolish too. it isn't facebook"s fault. kids must be educated.
 

Patricia S. (75)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 10:53 am
this is very sad. No one is to blame. I share my sympathy with her family and friends.
 

Linda Mills (104)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 12:05 pm
noted with sadness. i can't imagine going to meet someone you don't know like that. my sympathy to her loved ones.
 

Helen Snyder (13)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 12:19 pm
Sad .. and my kids and grandkids wonder why I ask so many questions about their plams ...
 

Rebecca Y. (26)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 12:45 pm
Patricia S: YES, someone IS to blame....the predator who killed that poor girl. She should have known better. I am sad for her and her family. I do not understand how innocent some kids are and how they think nothing bad will happen to them because they are good at heart and everyone else must be too. We need to teach our kids to not give out any personal details about themselves such as addresses, phone numbers, etc and certainly not to set up a meeting because there ARE human predators stalking the Internet and our streets.....beware kids and adults too....as the X-Files said, TRUST NO ONE.
 

linda b. (190)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 1:01 pm
Kids should never be trusting of strangers. So sad and tragic, my thoughts and prayers are with her family. TY Lone.
 

Lil Judd (70)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 1:12 pm
This is so sad. Meeting people you have no idea who they are like this. Very dangerous. Poor parents.
 

MsR S. (189)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 1:49 pm
My heart is with the family. Such cruel reality...
 

Sharon Balloch (132)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 3:01 pm
It was fortunate that this young man was so stupid.. because he could have done this over and over again. And who knows she may not have been his first try...
 

Yanula P. (50)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 3:30 pm
Dangerous idea and horrible ending.
 

Jeni D. (17)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 6:03 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Hopefully this will educate people to use caution when meeting new people on social networking sites or anywhere.
 

Dalia H. (1276)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 6:07 pm
Poor Girl! GOD Bless her. My Prayers and Thoughts are with her Family.
Noted and Thank You so much for posting and sharing my Beloved Terry.
HAVEA VERY BLESSED DAY EVERYBODY!
Much Love,
B.D♥
 

L M. (1429)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 6:08 pm
Shocking.
 

Laura H. (876)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 6:33 pm
It's a scary world these days.
What a horrible thing to happen and to someone SO young!!
 

Edward H. (45)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 6:46 pm
My heart goes out to her and her family. I have to ask though, WHEN will they learn?!?!?! The warnings are out there and they just don't listen. It's not about more education, it's about common sense and listening to others...if anything, err on the side of safety. This was totally preventable...
 

Sharon S. (8)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 7:29 pm
I t is sad to think when you are so young and trusting that a thing like this tragedy would happen. I, also, feel sad fo her parents. I wish them all the best. Do you know there is absolutely no control over what is on the internet? None. I got my bank account messed up with some unauthorized withdrawals when I used my debit card. Of course, I found out a few weeks later - only use your credit cards, nothing having to do with your bank account. New account, new rules. But monitoring the internet will take - hmmm - how many decades? Will it be at all possible? This isn't the first for anyone and won't be the last as some people are just too trusting. I am glad I changed before the internet or I could have been a statistic. Good luck monitoring it. Thank you for the information. Everyone needs to stay informed.
 

Jean Lord (46)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 7:44 pm
Pretty girl, sad story.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 8:25 pm
It is very SAD
 

Philippa P. (154)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 9:08 pm
You never know who you are dealing with on the other end of the computer. Beware!
 

Mary D. (64)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 9:39 pm
Amen, Philippa. If you want to meet someone from the other end of the computer, for Heaven's sake, don't go alone to a secluded place! Meet them in a public place like Starbucks, where there are a lot of people around. And don't reveal your address or phone number, or point out your car, until you've had a few such meetings. I met my boyfriend of six years at such a meeting - at Starbucks - and it worked out. II was lucky. This poor girl was not.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 17, 2010, 1:39 am
noted. so sad
 

April Thompson (2)
Monday May 17, 2010, 2:37 pm
My sympathy and prayers are with her family!
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday May 18, 2010, 1:12 am
How very sad that this young girl would agree to go camping with 2 men she hardly knew.
 

FreeSpirit Running (324)
Saturday May 22, 2010, 3:36 am
Lone, ty hon for this article. Now, you all can see that these type of networks, especially for unsuspecting people, including older people, not just teens are vulnerable to anything from these predators.

I just did an article on the Facebook privace issues. Please, I repeat people, please teach your children and educate yourselves on giving out "your private information", these are strangers, these people prey on the innocent, get your info from the site, and look what happens. This young lady is now gone from the Earth, her time cut short, just because she trusted. May she R.I.P. now with the angels, I hope her predators are caught and serve the maximum!

Very important lesson & article here. I noted and passed along, all people should know not to meet up with strangers from "Cyberspace"!

Thank you Terry for caring my friend. Hope your feeling better sweetie.

Blessings to us all, let's pay more attention and be aware of what info you put on "any site"...

FreeSpirit
 
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