French teens in blog suicide pact
Two teenagers from Bleriot-Sangatte, France were remembered by 1,000 mourners at a funeral Tuesday, after formulating a suicide pact that was subsequently posted on one of their blogs.
Ange de Tristesse (Angel of Sadness), Clemence, 14, is believed to have thrown herself off a cliff with Noemie, who was 15. Their full names have been withheld by police.
Clemence wrote on 20 January 2005: “No one has pushed me into suicide. I just wanted to leave this world, which is so empty, which I no longer value. Despite those people who I love with all my heart.” She accompanied her words with photographs that featured blood, destruction, women in tears and, in one instance, a crucifix.
The deaths end a recent run of blogging murder and mayhem exclusive to SixApart LiveJournal users, with the blog (now offline) being hosted at the French blogging service Skyblog.com.
Butterfly from Neverwhere, the mother of Clemence’s best friend, writes on her blog ” I never saw it coming, I would never have believed that she would make a suicide attempt.. she was a teenager, merry, singing, adoring cuddly toys, pink sheep in particular…it was hidden to me…Supervise your children”.