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MARQUETTE, Mich. – Local 4 sat down with the parents of a Michigan teenager who died by suicide while being blackmailed with a nude photograph on Instagram.
The parents of Jordan DeMay, John DeMay and Jennifer Buta, spoke to Local 4′s Kimberly Gill about their son and the dangers of social media.
Jordan, 17, was a student at Marquette Senior High School in March 2022 when three men from Lagos, Nigeria, convinced him to send a nude photograph of himself on Instagram.
The men posed as teenage girls and ran a conspiracy to convince boys to send naked pictures so they could sextort them for money, according to authorities. They threatened to send Jordan’s nude photo to all of his social media followers, family members, and friends.
Jordan was found dead …