|Birth: ||1993, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 2011|
Fort Bend County
Ashley Billasano did not show up for school at Rosenberg's BF Terry High School Tuesday morning.
Instead, she took to her Twitter page, saying there was so much more she wanted to do.
"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."
In those 144 tweets posted over the course of 6 hours, Billasano shared a traumatic past, and her inability to deal with what she had experienced.
She talked about confiding with a boyfriend and confiding in him.
"I remember telling my closest teacher and CPS and the police detectives," she said. "I remember having to tell them everything."
"It is my understanding she made an outcry apparently a year ago in Williamson County up close to Austin about" certain allegations. Brady said. "My understanding, that was looked into the sheriff's office there, the D.A'S office and a grand jury."
That decision had a profound impact on Billasano. 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."
More than 500 people were following her Twitter account when she tweeted, "I'd love to hear what you have to say but I wont be around."
And finally her last tweet,
"Take two. I hope I get this right."
Tragically she did. Billasano apparently took her own life.
"We don't want to get into a lot of details, we don't want any copy cats or promote it," Brady said. "There's some indications this may not be the first time she actually attempted this particular method which she learned off the internet."
While grief counselors tend to other students at BF Terry High School, sheriff's deputies will be pouring over the heart-wrenching tweets.
It's not known how many people were following Billasano's final moments and thoughts.
The bigger question: Why didn't someone seek help for her?
Her tweet postings have been removed. It's not known at whose direction.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Created by: Dr. William McDonald
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
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