A Florida teenager who used a webcam to live-stream his suicide Wednesday was reportedly encouraged by other people on the Web site, authorities told ABCNews.com.
"People were egging him on and saying things like 'go ahead and do it, faggot,' said Wendy Crane, an investigator at the Broward County Medical Examiner's office.
On a blog where Biggs wrote about his suicidal thoughts, which has since been removed, commenters wrote, "hahaha hahahahha hahahahahah ahhaha." Wired reported that someone else wrote: "Instant Darwinism ..." to which a fellow commenter wrote: "f**king a nicely put." Others called the teen a "coward," "faggot" and a "dick."
In the Web stream, Crane said viewers saw a piece of a door frame -- which had splintered from the police kicking in the teen's bedroom door -- hit Biggs, who is curled up on his bed and facing away from the camera.
"Then you see a police officer go in and check on him, and then the EMS pronounced him dead," said Crane.
Biggs was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 -- about 12 hours after he had begun blogging about his suicide.
There are absolutely no words I can come up with here that can possibly capture just how disgusted this makes me in every single person that was involved and did *nothing* to help him.
What kind of world are we living in where it takes 12 hours... 12 HOURS for someone to call the police to try to help this person?
If someone is in need, if they're threatening to kill themselves, be there for them, help them in any way you possibly can. Be a human being for ****'s sake. Have we really lost that much of our own humanity that we let something like this happen?