Investigation into B.C. teen's suicide nets 400 tips from around the globe

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VANCOUVER - The RCMP says tips from around the globe are flooding in as police investigate the death of a 15-year-old Port Coquitlam, B.C., girl who died Wednesday following years of bullying.

The BC Coroners Service has indicated said preliminary indications suggested Amanda Todd committed suicide.

Todd posted a YouTube video detailing the torment she suffered after she exposed her breasts on a webcam to an unidentified man.

Although he won't specify their exact geographic area, Sgt. Peter Thiessen says the Mounties have received about 400 local and international tips.

He says between 20 and 25 full-time investigators are working on the case.

Thiessen says police are also asking people to stop posting inappropriate and hurtful comments and images online that continue to re-victimize the Todd family and others.

Todd's death has generated considerable reaction, with people expressing sadness and outrage to the way the teenager was treated by her tormentors.

Organizations: RCMP, BC Coroners Service

Geographic location: VANCOUVER, Port Coquitlam

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