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Online Breakup Ends in Suicide

Megan Meier,13, of Dardenne Prairie MO, was tricked into thinking that a cute boy named Josh wanted to be her friend on MySpace, as the St. Charles Journal and the Star Tribune reported.

After chatting online for a month, Josh ended their relationship, saying he heard she was cruel. She hanged herself the next day.

She suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, and had spoken about suicide when she was in third grade. She saw a therapist ever since then.

Later, Megan's family learned later that Josh never existed. A neighborhood family including a former friend of Megan's created him.

Megan's parents want the family responsible for the online fraud to be prosecuted, but law enforcement officials said that this does not fit into any law.