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Police trace founder of group for suicide ideas

Officers from the police’s electronic crime unit said yesterday that they had arrested a 30-year-old waiter from Corinth believed to have created a group on the social networking website Facebook that invited users to propose «painless» methods of suicide and encouraged them to take their own lives. Specialist officers said they discovered the group on the popular site under the title: «Fed up with life? Suggest a way to commit suicide.» According to officers, 64 people had posted messages on the website. From the site, police traced the 30-year-old suspect to the town of Corinth and informed his mother. Officers said the suspect set up the group about six months ago after suffering depression in order to gather ideas on how to end his life during his sleep. Authorities say they prevent several suicides a year by monitoring chat rooms and websites.