SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department said Friday that it is looking into whether any criminal violations occurred leading up to the suicide of 16-year-old David Molak after alleged cyberbullying.
Molak was found deceased in the back yard of his family's home early Monday morning after family members reported him missing. Family members said he had tried twice before to commit suicide.
The Police Department said that it is working with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office in the investigation.
District Attorney Nico LaHood said under the Texas penal code, a case like this falls under harassment, a Class B misdemeanor.
A police report details the alleged cyberbullying, which occurred on Instagram.
The report said the alleged bullies used phrases such as “Let’s put him in a body bag” and “We’re going to put him six feet under.”
Funeral services for Molak were held Friday morning.
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