The RCMP has launched an investigation into the suicide of a teenaged girl who described the relentless bullying she was being subjected to in a video posted online.
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Police in British Columbia announced Friday that a full investigation is underway to examine the circumstances surrounding Amanda Todd’s death. Todd's body was found Wednesday in her Port Coquitlam home following an apparent suicide.
The 15-year-old had reached out for help a few weeks earlier.
In a powerful video that has been viewed tens of thousands of times since it was posted on YouTube last month, Todd shared her story about online bullying, being attacked at school, and her resulting descent into self-harm, suicide attempts, and depression.
The RCMP said investigators will be conducting interviews, scouring social media and reviewing contributing factors into Todd’s death. Police have also set up a designated email account for the public to email tips regarding the case.
Investigators have already said that bullying could have played a role in the teen’s death.
On Friday the B.C. coroner's office said a preliminary investigation confirms that Todd’s death was likely due to suicide.