UK Suicide Pact Pair Met in Person Just Hours Earlier

Woman was a regular on a suicide forum
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Sep 22, 2010 9:47 AM CDT
The Sun called it a 'blind date death pact.'   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Two Britons who died in an apparent death pact earlier this month may have been perfect strangers who met on a web forum, reports the Sun. Joanne Lee, 34, was a regular on a suicide forum, where she asked for advice on toxic chemicals and, at one point, begged for a suicide partner. "I haven't strength to do this alone," she wrote. "I have all the ingredients and want to do it ASAP."

The man who eventually answered her plea, it appears, was Steve Lumb, 35. Investigators believe Lumb drove 200 miles from his home to meet Lee. Hours later, they were dead. "We don't believe they had met before this tragedy," an unnamed source tells the Sun. "We are working on the theory that the day they met was the day they died." To read more on suicide pacts, click here.

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