French teen buried after ‘blog’ suicide pact
CALAIS, France, Feb 1 (AFP) - Some 1,000 mourners gathered in the northern French port of Calais Tuesday for the funeral of a 15-year-old girl who, along with another teen feared dead, had made a suicide pact published on the web in the form of a blog.
Several classmates paid last respects with white roses as the body of the teenager, identified only by her first name, Noemie, lay in a coffin in the city’s church.
Noemie’s body was found crumpled at the base of a seaside cliff near Calais last Wednesday. Her wrists had also been slashed.
Investigators later learned that Noemie’s 14-year-old friend Clemence had written of taking her own life in a blog – short for web log, a sort of online diary – for months under the nickname “Angel of Sadness” and they believe the two planned their suicides together.
Clemence has not been seen since Noemie’s suicide and police suspect the pair jumped off the cliff together but that Clemence’s body was washed away.
Clothes and mobiles phones belonging to the two girls were found on the cliff’s edge and Clemence left a handwritten suicide note for her ex-boyfriend.
Subject: French News