Over the course of six hours, Ashley Billasano took to her twitter page and posted 144 messages expressing pain and grief prior to taking her own life.
“It’s obvious she needed somebody to talk to and that’s what I believe those tweets were,” said Chief Craig Brady with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department.
“She was trying to communicate and trying to get people to talk to her.”
Sad thing is… none of Ashley’s 500 TWITTER “friends” lifted a finger to call authorities to warn them that she may be about to hurt herself… NOT ONE!
Billasano’s mother, Tiffany Ruiz Leskinen, said that being denied help from authorities was too much for her daughter to cope with.
“The detective told her that she had trouble believing her,” her mother told the Houston Chronicle.
“Here is someone who has been abused and is forced to be silent for so long. Then the one person you go to looking for help says they might not believe you. The CPS caseworker was a rookie right out of college. She did not know anything and kept saying she had check with her supervisor.”
According to the report, a spokesman for Texas Child Protective Services said privacy policies keep the agency from confirming if an investigation followed Billasano’s claims.
Ashley tweeted about her disappointment when her allegations of sexual abuse weren’t taken seriously. The decision not to indict her alleged molester after an investigation had a profound impact on her. She tweeted:
“Weeks passed, then I got the call. They said sorry but there isn’t enough evidence I hung up.”
“That’s when I changed I didn’t care anymore and the people I was meeting gave me no reason to.”
9:45AM Nov 7th: There is somebody in my dreams
9:46AM Nov 7th: I want them gone
9:47AM Nov 7th: Kinda lonely right now
9:47AM Nov 7th: There was so much more I wanted to do
9:48AM Nov 7th: Ahhh well time to move on
9:48AM Nov 7th: My thought process is too crazy
9:48AM Nov 7th: I totally think I’m bipolar
9:49AM Nov 7th: Or just crazy
10:21AM Nov 7th: My legs hurt. And my heart was filled with despair
10:21AM Nov 7th: I went to the bathroom and locked the door
10:22AM Nov 7th: I took apart a razor I had just gotten from the store
10:22AM Nov 7th: I did what I had to do to forget.
1:47PM Nov 7th: Well that’s. The story of how I came to be who I am. Well the condensed version. I’d love to hear what you have to say. But I won’t be around
2:08PM Nov 7th: Take two. Hope I get this right
Billasano reportedly killed herself via suffocation. Her twitter page has since been taken offline but many are questioning why NONE of her 500 followers chose to help the emotional teen.
Authorities investigating the case say that the people reading Billasano’s suicidal tweets were not legally bound to report any impending suicide, but weren’t they MORALLY bound?