This is pretty sick and twisted. The end will surprise you.
Here’s the recap:
Megan Meier, who had trouble controlling her weight and was self-conscious about it, was thrilled when a 16-year-old hottie calling himself Josh Evans approached her online one day and asked to be added to her MySpace friends list. The two became fast friends, though they never met in person. Then one day Evans turned on Meier and began sending her hateful messages. His negative comments grew in intensity and left Megan feeling deeply wounded. Already prone to depression and low self-esteem, she took the attacks on her worth to heart and
Okay, sad and tragic. Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, and perhaps in series of events somewhat similar to Romeo and Juliet, girl takes her own life. Here’s where things get down right creepy.
Six weeks after Megan died, on a Saturday morning, a neighbor down the street, a different neighbor, one they didn’t know well, called and insisted that they meet that morning at a counselor’s office in northern O’Fallon.
She told the Meiers that Josh Evans was created by adults, a family on their block. These adults, she told the Meiers, were the parents of Megan’s former girlfriend, the one with whom she had a falling out.
According to Tina, Megan had gone on vacations with this family. They knew how she struggled with depression, that she took medication.
Like I said, the end would be surprising. Interestingly enough, no criminal charges are going to be filed. The St. Charles Journal decided not to publish the names of the persons involved for safety reasons, however some bloggers have been able to out at least one of the people involved based on information within the article. You should really read the entire article because it is well written.
Thanks to Amanda for the original heads on up this.