JOHOR BARU: An 18-year-old was found drowned 12 hours after posting a cryptic message on her Facebook account in which she expressed her wish to die.
The body of Tee Beng Feng (pic), a student at a private college here, was found at 6.30am yesterday in waters off Senibong in Permas Jaya.
In her FB posting at 6.33pm on Wednesday, Tee had written “feel like dying. Please miss me, hahahahaha” in Chinese.
Her earlier postings did not give any indication that she was facing any problem.
A few hours after she posted the message, at about 9.30pm, two witnesses saw the diploma in business management student slowly walking into the sea before disappearing.
They immediately ran to look for Tee’s two male friends whom they had seen earlier with the girl.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said the witnesses and Tee’s friends immediately set out to look for her but to no avail.
He said a search and rescue team was immediately deployed to look for Tee, and her body, clad in a blue T-shirt and shorts, was found about eight hours later.
“The case has been classified under sudden death report as there was no criminal element involved,” said ACP Sulaiman, adding that Tee’s body has been sent to Hospital Sultan Ismail for a post-mortem.
At the mortuary, Tee’s parents were distraught and refused to speak to the press.
A relative said Tee’s action could be prompted by a recent break-up with her boyfriend but refused to disclose further details.
Tee’s Facebook posting, received hundreds of Likes and numerous comments from her friends.
Many had expressed their concern while another begged her to come out to talk about her problem.
Some had also urged her to cherish her own life, while others said they hoped her posting was a joke.
In an earlier posting on July 10, Tee had written “what women usually do is change a boy to a man, only to let him walk away”, accompanied with a selfie of herself.
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