A young soldier committed suicide live on a webcam in France during an online chat with another user of a health forum, French newspaper Le Parisian reported on Thursday.
The man, named only as Jean-Edouard A., 22, shot himself at his uncle’s home in Marseille, southern France, during a live chat on the web site Doctissimo.fr, a health discussion site.
The other user, known online as “Ravioli”, then alerted other users.
One tracked down the site’s administrators in Canada, who managed to identify the IP address of the computer Jean-Edouard A. was operating. The web site alerted Interpol and local police.
The image of the dead man was left on the site for several hours, according to the newspaper.