I hope you could forgive brazilians / Jose Braga (Friend from Brazil )
When I watched on a TV show about Christina Long I got very sad and embarrassed, because the murderer is from Brazil. I hope her aunt could forgive our people. Me and family became very sad whith this shocking case. My prayers are for Chrissy Long today, Close
I am sorry / Lourdes Lozano De La Mota
I watched Chrissy's story in a Tv show and It broke me when I saw her aunt crying and thinking it was her fault.
It's none' fault. You did all your best to raise her and make the best of it and she was just a teenager so we cannot blame her innocence either. Life is so unfair and unpredictable. As parents or educators we can only raise awareness about the problems of meeting strangers from the Internet. I want to offer all my condolences and support to her family and friends.
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Rest in peace Crissy / Kelly
I just watched Crissy's story on Web of Lies. I live in Connecticut and I was born in Danbury on March 17th. I remember when she went missing. My oldest son was her age and my middle son was one year younger.The computer world was new back in 2002 and this case raised my awareness to chat rooms and instant messaging and like Chrissy's aunt I had no idea about the dangers lurking on the internet.
I am so very sorry Chrissy was preyed upon and taken from this world at such a young age. I have never forgotten her beautiful face or her tragic story and I never will.After all it was her who brought me awareness. Close
Shelly Rilling / Donna Chapman (Correction to typos )Read >>
Shelly Rilling / Donna Chapman (Correction to typos )
just saw the TLC episode regarding your beloved niece. One of the things you said at the end of the show touched me and I began to search for a way to send you a message...that your niece's life/death had a reason, and the message for me and any other loving parent or relative is that we must learn from this tragedy. I have a 9 year old girl and what happened to you and Christina is a wake up call to be ever more deligent, interfer in their lives, question everything and follow up, etc. Don't blame yourself, you did the best you could, we all learn through the process of raising children and you're not alone in being fooled by our children, we want to believe in the truth and innocence of our children. You loved her and gave her all the best opportunities. Im certain sharing your story has saved so many. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Donna Close
Shelly Rilling / Donna (None)
I just saw the TLC episode regarding your beloved niece. One of the things you said at the end of the show touched me and I began to search for a way to send you a message...that your niece's life/death had a reason, and the message for me and any other living parent or relative is that we must learn from this tragedy. I have a 9 year old girl and what happened to you and Christina is a wake up call to be ever more deligent, interest in their lives, question everything and follow up, etc. Don't blame yourself, you did the best you could, we all learn through the process of raising children and you're not alone in being fooled by our children, we want to believe in the truth and innocence of our children. You loved her and have her all the best opportunities. Im certain sharing your story has saved so many. I'm truly sorry for your loss.
All love for surviving / Caroline De Ruijter Read >>
All love for surviving / Caroline De Ruijter
I'm from Germany and I have seen on tlc a German tv channel christinas tragic story yesterday I also have a 13 year old daughter so I can with the aunt I sympathize have great respect before aunt they were selfless and have her niece received and love given and their good want to make live what they would not otherwise have had, they have loved it shows the guilty are the biological parents who exemplified the small christina incorrect results and the perpetrators are but get their just punishment in the prison itself,but as aunt and her friends need in any self-accusations to make friends at that time were small mice and could not help, and they have as aunt everything right my respect before them and happy I have the google translator uses sorry my english is terrible ln love caroline Close
Tribute/ Jason Seman (None)
Saw the case on web of lies. I can only imagine how hard it is losing a loved one so young.
My prayers go out to her and her family and friend. Close
Christina Saves Children / Jacqueline Plonkey (None)Read >>
Christina Saves Children / Jacqueline Plonkey (None)
I cannot express how deeply I have been saddened and affected by this innocent chuld's stolen life. This story could be mine or many, many other parents and guardians tragic story. I am so grateful for Christina Long's family for sharing their most devastating experience in hopes to educate and protect others from being preyed upon by evil predators. Too many children, despite being lectured of the dangers of online predators seek out and experiment with unsafe situations online. This is a stark reminder that we as adults must be intrusive in order to protect CHILDREN from the evil in this world. I will not forget the story of a beautiful child, who unfortunately waded into the deep, dark, unsafe waters of the internet, unknowing of the true evil that is alive in this world. God Bless Christina Long and her family and all others affected by similar tragedies. I am now unconcerned with whether my own children will be 'happy' about me hacking into their phones, tablets, laptops.....because this is real, and very, very scary. Thank you. Close
Ashley/ Ashley Cottrell
My deepest sympathies go out you. I just way your story on tv and it deeply moved me. Im about two years younger than what chrissy would be now. I grew up on aim and aol too. Unfortunately you never know who your talking to. I wish i could of met chrissy she seemed like a wonderful girl. I hope some day ill meet her in heaven. God bless your family. Close
Innocents of a child / Linda Wantroba (None)
No child is born knowing about the ways of the world. It's something learned, and some learn not only the wrong things, but they learn them too soon. Christina was the victim of online predators. Predators who hunt their prey in darkness hiding behind a computer screen making it easy to keep our babies blinded to their evilness. While the Internet can be a great place to learn good things, in so many ways, it can be a place of darkness. It sickens me to hear of these things being done to our children, and no matter how hard we may try, we can't stop them from curiously seeking knowledge from the Internet. Even when parents have strict rules in place, our children's "need to know" will venture out to other places behind our backs. All we can do is love, listen, talk, and try to teach them the dangers of the Internet. Please listen to not only what your children say, but what they don't say as well. Learn to read between the lines. Don't try to be your childrens friends; they need you to be parents, not friends. Be in their business and know the who, what and where at all times. Check up on them from time to time and get acquainted with their friends and their friends parents. They won't like you, but they will one day thank you for loving and caring enough to set boundaries. My heart goes out to Christina's family. Close
lessons learned by Chrissy Long / Gerry Smith (none)
Such a tragedy...Crissy was a beautiful girl with her whole lofe ahead of her...my prayers go out to her entire family..I could never place blame on anyone other than the psychopath who stole her life..however i now see this as a cautionary tale which needs to be not only told but screamed at the roof tops..contrary to popular beliefour children WANT us to protect them they WANT us to set rules they WANT us to guide them they want disaplin in a gentleunderstanding and caring way...We all make mistakes while parenting and regrets for things we wish we would have done differentlyunfortunately parenting does not come with a "know how" book..while some things are common sense and instinct we have to learn some lessons the hard way...sadly enough crissy long had to lose her life in order for parents to learn this most valuable lesson. Close
so great and so gone. Not your fault, but beware ¤ / Martin From Sweden (nope)
Oh Christina I just learned about your existence, you where the first confirmed death by an internet-predator, serving for eternity as a warning. You shouldn't be known like that, you should have your dreams fulfilled and enjoyed life like anyone, having your own kids. That brown scum Reis that by evil took you away from shining in this world, I would like to have a minute with him in private and he will be in hell. He strangled a supergirl he was enjoying, although knowing he will be traced by police and condemned. He had a cancer preggowife costing him much overtime pressure. There was no rape, no abuse in the encounter, just a murder of a nice girl.
Also bizarre that even Christina Long was a somewhat secretly troubled teen by her upbringing before she settled with aunt, she was just a splendid kid in every way, no one can argue, and that's rare in these sad cases. She was overcoming the bad memories and heading straight to the top. A premature girl wanting to get a good boyfriend, meeting mature strangers for sex so she could enjoy herself, the guys where the ones taking the legal risk. But that's the risk for the teen to be murdered so she cant extort or get them in jail. Just 13 - that gives a harsh sentence. Had auntie discovered the messages before, she would well have to report the forbidden fruit perps and be jailed. By the article (see link) she had sex with one other guy at least once, and the Murder it was at the second time sexing Reis. The mails states that Reis was no success in their sex, and Reis begs for help being good at it although Cristina says he was fine. After being caught Reis says he strangled her for criticizing his sexual ability (not good enough). How much sexual experience Christina had can only speculate, maybe she had only those three full encounters (getting up to speed).
Christina sexlife is her business enjoying herself. She had not so good connection with kids on the block and was somewhat teased (why?), and her catholic school was sure prude about intimate relations and sexiness. She went to her computer seeking sexual encounters enjoying her hormones to the fullest, getting excitement, boosting compliments and freedom. She did the best of her ability. She ignored the risk of being hurt by evil. And she is now forever imprinted as warning. When were all dead, Christinas death will live on as a reminder to all risky girls, that there are evil insane men undetectable there in by all the great guys.
Christina was senselessly murdered by a maniac. Theres no reason to belive Christina did him anything wrong. She was a great white girl. Any girls or womans sexual conduct is never bad, but can be risky. No female enjoying her sex shall be put down by anything. Christina was a child trying to explore the world by her capability. She took a risk for sure, but especially when a child does that, theres no guilt for the child. What could go wrong, it was running smooth and she had no signs to be worry. And in Christinas case we know she was all good. Its the evil person that have to bear the burden. Scum idiot Reis rotting away in jail 30+25 years (sorry no death) for wiping a great light away. I just know of Christina by the internet news, but her fate is like a tale come true (beauty and the beast) and I will never forget. All these great females being hurt by evil men. We nice men have to protect women and fight the rapists and sadists that destroying the females freedom and access. Women is scared by the brutes and psychos and we the nice ones have some eugenics to do! Women and Men belong together equal and lovely.
Christina is now just a memory, with a the legacy of saddest warning, bashing into every schoolkids head to be choosy about strangers. So many girls have fallen by the hands of men since 2002. How much we think of this girl, her greatness will not bring her to life. She is just decomposed biological matter that will some day be in other life. Theres no soul, just your imagination. We have one life to live, that's it. Christinas life ended when it should have begun. So live your life to the fullest, try it all so you don't miss out. Death and pain can come anytime. Take care of your life and hold on to your short existence here, when you die your activity stops, you're so gone. Like Christina Long, never forget there's not enoght light in this world to be safe from darkness.
Very sorry / Frank Kardasz
Christina's tragic passing continues to serve as inspiration for those who work every day to bring Internet offenders to justice. Close
Miss you<3 / Nicole P. (Friend/Cheerleading CO-Captian )Read >>
Miss you<3 / Nicole P. (Friend/Cheerleading CO-Captian )
I've already prayed for your soul today but I wish you knew how sad the thought of your funeral & everything surrounding your death truely makes me. I remember hearing you were missing I remember hearing you were gone I remember seeing Shelly & everyone at school I remember seeing you at the wake with your pom-poms & your favorite cd's & your cheerleading outfit. It just didn't seem real. You know? The last time we saw eachother you were so kind to me my friends weren't being too nice that day & you told me to keep my chin up & that you'd always be my friend. Im so THANKFUL for those kind last words from you...The whole time at the church I cried...& the whole time to the cemetery...you were buried near a good friend of my dads he's right down by the tree hope you both have met =]
When your body went in the ground I fell over & felt like I was gasping for air. I couldn't even breathe. Seeing Shelly put a flower on your casket & seeing the pain she was in I had to walk away. My parents comforted me but nothing felt good about what was happening to you. I've lost touch with Shelly over the years I wish her so much happiness in whatever it is she is doing. I wish I could say I wasn't crying while writing this but I am. You are thought of often Christina.
I wanted to mention to you about that time when I was talking to a friend about you & then a few minutes later an Eric Clapton documentary came on & they started playing Tears in heaven which is the song my mom & I both think of when we think of you. I felt you there it was the strangest thing...it was like you were right next to me saying "that was cool wasn't it you mentioned me & here I am"...thank you for that Christina...
My mom planted flowers at your grave this morning & this afternoon at school by your memorial. Wish I couldv'e been there. She planted blue flowers since we know they are your favorite.
I miss you Christina I miss you sas your beautiful voice your passion for music & cheerleading & life I miss your gentle spirit I miss cheerleading with you! I miss you.
Nicole--please watch over us we need all the angels we can get down here.
sorry/ Kim Smith (none)
Her mom and dad should have payed attention to what she was doing on line..... Close
I will never forget you / Karyn Beckett (Friend from 3rd grade at Hill and Plain School in New Milford, CT )Read >>
I will never forget you / Karyn Beckett (Friend from 3rd grade at Hill and Plain School in New Milford, CT )
I will never forget you Christina. I will carry your memory with me forever. I will never forget the fun loving girl who I knew in 3rd grade or the amazing times we had together. I will never forget how we became friends over Eminem and how our friendship grew from there. I still cry about what happened to you and how you died so young too young too soon. You were stolen from this world Christina and I just wish that I had been there to maybe save you. But I know that I am saving you right now by getting the help that I need. Im walked down the same road that you did Christina- doing stuff online and meeting guys. But now with your help with you holding my hand I am starting to get the help to change. With your strength I am working so that my fate doesnt become the same as yours. Through your tragic death you are saving me Christina. I promise I wont let you down I promise I will save both of us. I promise that I will never forget you- you will forever be my angel. Close