Texts Can Cause Harm

My best friend was in a tough situation. She wouldn't tell me or anyone else what her problem was. One day during gym class I snuck into her bag and took her phone. It turns out a stranger who she titled "TMY" was constantly texting her. The texts were mostly threats and sexual questions. I took pictures with my phone, prepared to tell the police when she walked in and started yelling at me. I tried to talk to her but she wouldn't listen. I found out she was talking to Crisis Hotline networks about her problem. A few days later she stopped talking. Then she stopped eating. I was terrified. I knew this girl since preschool. One day I went up to her and I told her I was going to the police. She reached out and grabbed my arm and whispered over and over again "You can't." I freaked out. After a week or so had past she disappeared. Everyone was in hysterics. When the police told us what happened to her no one had anything to say. My best friend had met her texter in a mall and he had taken her to a lake. He then drowned her and sunk the body. The police have her medical records and they say her mind was slowly growing insane by each day (hard to believe, but true) They have the man on tape but have not found him yet. I still go to bed every night terrified that he is texting another young girl who will be murdered because of him.
I'm sorry if this is to long but I needed to get this off my chest. I am 16 years old. My friend was also 16. Wherever she is right now I hope she's okay. She deserved better.
DianaSoren DianaSoren
1 Response Dec 8, 2012

I have never had anything like this touch my life. And I am sorry that you have. I'm not saying you did anything wrong, as you tried to stand by your friend and respect their wishes, but always, always find someone you trust and tell if you suspect something harmful is happening to someone. You may lose a friendship but save a life. Again, I am not trying to make you feel bad in any way, life is full of voices and we just have to make what we think is the best one at the time. I'm sorry for your pain.

Full of choices** sorry, about that