Woman kills self while on Facebook

Claire Lin killed herself on her 31st birthday,March 18,Taipei police officer Hsieh Ku-ming said

Written by Associated Press | Taipei | Published: March 28, 2012 12:40:38 am

A woman in Taiwan killed herself by inhaling poisonous fumes while chatting with friends on Facebook and none of them alerted authorities,police said Tuesday.

Claire Lin killed herself on her 31st birthday,March 18,Taipei police officer Hsieh Ku-ming said.

Lin’s last Facebook entries show her chatting with nine friends,alerting them to her gradual asphyxiation. One picture uploaded from her mobile phone depicts a charcoal barbecue burning next to two stuffed animals. Another showed fumes filling the room. Lin wrote: “The fumes are suffocating. They fill my eyes with tears.’’ A few of the Facebook friends chatting with her tried to stop her and track her down.

Lin’s last words,in Chinese,were: “Too late. My room is filled with fumes. I just posted another picture. Even while I’m dying,I still want FB (Facebook). Must be FB poison. Haha.’’

Lin’s Facebook postings indicated she was unhappy because her boyfriend was ignoring her,and failed to return home to be with her on her birthday. Her boyfriend found her body the next morning and alerted her family,Hsieh said.

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