Texting suicide case: Police find Michelle Carter’s text messages: Part 2 Video

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Reporter: The search is on for a missing teenager, Conrad Roy. He had driven off from his mother’s house in fairhaven, Massachusetts, on a Saturday evening, supposedly to visit a friend. But by Sunday morning he still wasn’t home. You could tell she was worried. And I said, “Well, you really need to call the authorities and see if they can start searching for him.” Reporter: With no word from her son, a frantic Lynn Roy contacted the fairhaven police department. An officer was soon on the case and began searching. He wound up in this kmart parking lot. A I saw out of the corner of my eye, I saw a black F-250 parked over there. Reporter: Parked right over here. Right over there. Reporter: Fairhaven officer Dave Correia finds the black pickup truck, Conrad’s lifeless body behind the wheel. He’s gone. His life over at age 18. I’d seen enough people that were gone to realize just by looking at him that he was gone, that there was nothing that anybody was going to be able to do for him. Reporter: In the back seat, this portable water pump, powered by a gasoline engine. Running that engine with the windows closed filled the truck with a lethal cloud of carbon monoxide gas, enough to kill anyone inside in 20 minutes flat. Deadly as a loaded gun. It’s immediately clear that it’s a suicide. They contact his parents and Lynn Roy learns that her son has died. And I just grabbed my sister and hugged her as tight as I could, and she — Reporter: How did you even wrap your mind around that? You can’t. There’s no way. He was a kid. He was ours. He was our kid. Reporter: Conrad had left notes at home for his family, and Michelle Carter. He thanks her for being there for him, for supporting him, for sticking with him as he went through all of these struggles and mental health problems. Reporter: Immediately Conrad’s grieving family is comforted by a friend of his they had scarcely known existed — Michelle. She begins trying to establish a relationship with Conrad Roy’s family. With his mother, Lynn, and his younger sister, camdyn, telling them that Conrad would have wanted them to stay strong and to not break down over him. Reporter: She begins texting, calling, e-mailing. I am so sorry I didn’t do enough to save him. I have never tried harder in my life to help fix someone. Reporter: Michelle, who most of Conrad’s family and friends had never met, also attends his wake and his…

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