Twitter Note Leads to Help for Shrewsbury Girl
An Edmonton, Canada woman called Westborough Police early Wednesday after seeing the note. Police then contacted Shrewsbury Police.
WESTBOROUGH, MA -- A Shrewsbury teenager was taken to the hospital for evaluation Wednesday after two people contacted Westborough Police after seeing a suicide note she posted on Twitter on Tuesday night.
A woman from Edmonton, Canada called Westborough Police at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday to report the note, which was posted around 10:13 p.m. Tuesday, Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon said today.
The caller "did some research" and tracked the girl's cell phone number to a phone "issued out of a store in Westborough," Gordon said.
Westborough Police also received an e-mail about the note through the department's website, he said.
Westborough Police then worked with Verizon Wireless to identify the girl, he said.
Police shared their information with Shrewsbury Police, who found her, Gordon said.