Miss Lin's chilling messages indicated she was unhappy because her boyfriend was ignoring her, and had failed to return home to be with her on her birthday.
He found her body the following morning and alerted her family.
Police officer Hsieh Ku-ming said today that Miss Lin took her own life on her birthday, March 18.
Family members reported the suicide soon after her death but were unaware of the online conversations that accompanied it.
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