Two cousins from 'suicide town' hang themselves within hours as death toll rises The death toll in a small town hit by a spate of suicides rose to 16 yesterday when two young cousins were found hanged. They died hours apart, leaving the South Wales community of Bridgend reeling from the continuing string of tragedies. Nathaniel Pritchard, 15, was still alive when he was discovered in an attic room at the family home on Wednesday but died yesterday morning when his life-support machine was turned off. His cousin Kelly Stephenson, 20, had been told of Nathaniel's suicide bid while she was on holiday in Folkestone, Kent, and warned there was little hope he would survive. Kelly - who knew two of the young men who died last year - was found dead shortly after midnight yesterday by a relative. More here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...tml?in_article_id=514778&in_page_id=1770&ct=5 Has this story already been posted here? it is shocking how now 16 young people have committed suicide since January, 2007 in a small town in the United Kingdom and it keeps happening! police saying they don't think there's any connection between the suicides defies belief! ETA: there is too much going on here. i found a story on 13 of the deaths from last year: Why did they die so young? Police re-examine files on 13 tragedies http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jan/26/uknews4.mainsection6 Is it a cult? is some drug doing this to them? what? some weird experiement? if it could happen here, could it happen in a town you know?