New details on Leelah Alcorn in report
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Leelah Alcorn, the Warren County teen whose suicide sparked a national conversation about transgender issues, left a computer near the scene of her death, according to a report released on Wednesday.
The laptop contained numerous activity logs related to suicide prevention. Investigators found it near Interstate 71 where Leelah killed herself on Dec. 28 by walking in front of a semi-truck, according to police.
The new details come from the Ohio State Patrol's final report into her death.
The report states Alcorn's mother, who refers to the teen as 'Joshua', told police she found a note on Alcorn's bed that read "I've had enough" following her death.
Alcorn scheduled another suicide note to post in the hours after her death on to her Tumblr account, a blog where she detailed her experience as a transgender teen. That note spread on social media and prompted thousands to sign a change.org petition calling for a ban on transgender conversion therapy.
Alcorn referenced her Tumblr suicide note in chat conversation with a friend, according to information found on her lap top by investigators. She told the friend she had reached out to a suicide prevention hotline. One comment read:
"I had my jacket and clothes and shoes on. My suicide note was queued on Tumblr, and I was ready to jump off the bridge next to my house. That goes over I-71, but I decided to call a transgender suicide hotline and I basically cried my eyes out for a couple of hours talking to a lady there."
Toxicology results in the report state Alcorn had no alcohol or "drug of abuse" in her system on Dec. 28.
There are local and national resources for anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression:
Trevor's Project: 1-866-488-7386
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati Youth Group: 866-934-9119
Heartland Trans Wellness: 513-549-4447
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