Wednesday, September 29, 2010

UPDATED A Rutgers Gay Student is Missing, presumed Dead from Suicide

This is going around work and the blogs today.

Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student, is missing and may have killed himself over stupid idea. His roommate secretly recorded him having sex with a guy and broadcast the video live.

Here's more:
Tyler Clementi, 18, of Ridgewood, is presumed dead after his car, cell phone and computer were found near the George Washington Bridge last week, law enforcement sources said. His wallet was found on the walkway adjacent to the New York-bound lanes. No body has been found.

Dharun Ravi, 18, of Plainsboro, and Molly Wei, 18, of Princeton, were charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy for setting up a camera in a dorm room on Sept. 19 and using it to view and transmit a live sex scene, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan.
I hope Tyler is alive, maybe he ran away. I really hope that's the case.


UPDATE: They found Tyler's body. Read here


behrmark said...

I have so many thoughts running through my head. First - I pray Tyler is okay physically, mentally, emotionally. I hope he realizes he is loved. Second - hope those two who perpetuated this are expelled and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope they lose every opportunity to succeed in life.

SteveA said...

You know the guys who did that to Tyler probably thought it was funny - well it was heartless, and sadistic! I hope they have some serious mental anguish over this! They should be expelled!

lelocolon said...

I hope he is Ok. Homophobia, maybe some one should send this to the Logcabin, or the HomoCon, or the ReProud. Maybe it will help for them to get the picture.

Mighty Kwan said...

What's sad is that there seems to be a movie coming out, or is already out, that seems to have a similar premise of broadcasting a high school student having sex for the first time. Let's hope kids don't start doing this type of thing more in reaction to it. How evil can we get at others expense!

Please let Tyler be hiding out somewhere, please! I can't imagine what that would do to someone. And it will follow him for the rest of his life because it could pop up online anytime and he wouldn't be able to do anything about it. Evil!!! Keep us updated Vic!!

Stan said...

Sadly his parents were in NYC today to identify his body.

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