Florida teen Abraham K Biggs of 19yr commits suicide in front of webcam
A Florida teenager killed himself by overdosing on drugs in front of a live online audience as some computer users egged him on, some debated his method, and others tried to talk him out of it.
Abraham K Biggs, 19,died Wednesday at his home from a toxic combination of opiates and benzodiazepine, a drug used to treat insomnia and depression, said Wendy Crane, an investigator with the Broward County medical examiner’s office.
Authorities say Biggs is not the first person to commit suicide with a webcam rolling. Before committing suicide and turning his Web Cam on,Abraham had posted a suicide note on another forum http://forum.bodybuilding.com/
It’s unclear how many people were watching through the Web site bodybuilding.com. Someone finally notified a site moderator, who pinpointed Biggs location and called police, but they arrived too late to save him, Crane said.
Biggs, who used the screen name “CandyJunkie” on the bodybuilding Web site, started blogging about plans to kill himself 12 hours before he was found lying dead on his bed. He posted a link from bodybuilding.com to Justin.tv, a site that allows users to broadcast live videos from their webcams.
Some users who read the blog told investigators they did not take him seriously because he had threatened suicide on the site before.
But Biggs family was infuriated that neither viewers nor the site acted sooner to save him.
“When (police) came in, the webfeed stopped. So that s 12 hours of watching,” said his sister, Rosalind Biggs, who said her brother struggled with bipolar disorder. “They got hits, they got viewers, nothing happened for hours.”
The picture has taken when the police entered in the room just before the cam was switched off
Rosalind Biggs described her brother as a friendly, social, outgoing person who struck up conversations with Starbucks baristas and enjoyed taking his young nieces to Chuck E. Cheese.
Some urged him to take more drugs; others debated whether he had used enough
Hours passed before someone notified authorities, officials say
Dad laments that no one gave him “the assistance that he was crying out for”
By the way, the site on which the online streaming of the Abraham K Biggs’s suicide was aired is on Justintv
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