Parents: Online newsgroup helped daughter commit suicide
Thelma Gutierrez and Kim McCabe write on CNN.com:
A bubbly 19-year-old with loving parents and good friends, [Suzanne Gonzales] was also a strong student and earned a science scholarship for college.
But everything changed one spring day two years ago, when Suzanne's parents, Mike and Mary Gonzales, received the following e-mail.
"Dear Mom, Dad, and Jennifer, I will make this short as I know. It will be hard to deal with. If you haven't heard by now, I've passed away," the e-mail read.
Alone in a Florida hotel room, just miles from her college apartment, Suzanne methodically prepared and swallowed a lethal cocktail of potassium cyanide, lay down on the bed and died.
[...] Suzanne's case has an unusual twist. She frequented an Internet newsgroup called called ASH, short for Alt.Suicide.Holiday.