A Snapchat video of a boy’s suicide left police chasing social media ghosts

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A Snapchat video of a boy’s suicide left police chasing social media ghosts

Teens reported watching the video that led to a new Colorado law
Homes in a neighborhood in Dacono, on Friday, Nov. 22. The small community north of Denver was devastated by the suicide of 13-year-old Von Mercado. Teens in the town said video and a photo of the boy’s death were shared via Snapchat, leading police on a months’ long search to track them down. The tragedy resulted in a new state law.
Homes sit next to a well in a neighborhood in Dacono, on Friday, Nov. 22. The small community north of Denver was devastated by the suicide of 13-year-old Von Mercado and the social media drama that followed. The case prompted a new Colorado law making it a crime to share a video in a menacing way of a minor attempting suicide.

A Snapchat video of a boy’s suicide left police chasing social media ghosts

Homes in a neighborhood in Dacono, on Friday, Nov. 22. The small community north of Denver was devastated by the suicide of 13-year-old Von Mercado. Teens in the town said video and a photo of the boy’s death were shared via Snapchat, leading police on a months’ long search to track them down. The tragedy resulted in a new state law.
Homes sit next to a well in a neighborhood in Dacono, on Friday, Nov. 22. The small community north of Denver was devastated by the suicide of 13-year-old Von Mercado and the social media drama that followed. The case prompted a new Colorado law making it a crime to share a video in a menacing way of a minor attempting suicide.
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