|“Daric Rawr” from his Facebook page.|
The tragic news of a local, gay teen, Terrel Williams of Lakewood, Washington committing suicide was reported both locally and nationally last week with many gay blogs and sites picking up the story. But, questions quickly arose about the veracity of the story and the real identity of “Terrel Williams” and his best friend/partner “Daric Rawr”. Suspicions aroused, the reporters at Hivster.com began investigating the story and eventually made contact with “Daric” and had email and instant messaging conversations with him. Their discoveries were startling. Here’s a quote from the Google Chat:
me: We are about to get the new stuff up on the site and want your story to be the headline tomorrow, but we want to have the truth about terrel;s suicide as you know it…and your history together
daricdash: I’ll happily give u the exclusive everyone on the internet is just dying to read.
Nice choice of words, there…(the emphasis is mine.) Their exchange continues:
me: when did it happen? who found him?
daricdash: (heres the funny part). It wasn’t here in WA. The clover park thing started after a twitter user spiked a viral message ” 17 year old dies in Clover park high school” leaving the people to think it was terrel.
He hung himself in Beverly Hills where his grandparents were living.
Where he was transported, due to being a non american citizen
I couldnt tell you, because even i don’t know
me: why are are all these media ppl lying n sayin it didnt happen or that they dont have prove
daricdash: Because of the speculated rumours surrounding my writing career
They blame quote on quote “me”
for evrything uve ever read about me.
me: what day di the suicide happen?
daricdash: october 13th. 6:45pm
me: have you ytalk to his family?
daricdash: I have.
me: how long u 2 together?
r they okat?
daricdash: We’ve been friends since 10 & 9 years old, began with play dates, you know the whole typical young people thing. Didnt even dare move into anything “Gay” until 12 years old.
been together since
His grandma isnt really speaking to anyone, but his grandpa is doing fine.
me: im glad grampa is fine….
it’s i cant find any info on him, did he have a facebook?
daricdash: The only person to have a facebook in that family was Terrel.
me: it’s horrible that the news hasnt reported his death in any articles
daricdash: Because i wont give it to them.
KIRO emailed me, asking for an exclusive i refused it
Read the whole thing on Hivster.com. It’s a horrifying story. Hopefully, other asshats won’t be attempting similar copycat crimes.
Great reporting from Brad, Jesse and the crew at Hivster.com. Nice job, guys!
- Michael Strangeways