Tysen Benz, an 11-year-old boy from Marquette, Michigan attempted to take his life away last March 14 by hanging and left no note for his mother, Katrina Goss. But, just last week, Benz died suffering from injuries from the suicide attempt. However, his mother believes that a text prank is the reason for Benz’ demise.
Goss insisted that Benz killed himself after he received several messages leading him to believe that his “girlfriend” also committed suicide. On Monday, April 10th, Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese charged that 13-year-old girl who sent him the messages, with malicious use of telecommunication services. According to him, the girl used a computer to commit a crime for sending false reports of her own suicide attempt, which Benz believed as true. Up to this point, the girl is not identified yet.
Wiese reported: “The person sending the message purported to be a different person.” According to him, the texts were “hoax” and “prank-like.” However, he followed that it is logical that the case is related to the prank text messages. When asked if it is something that is done by a group, he confirmed that “as of now, I have no reason to believe it was a group effort.”