Teen Suicide: Two death pacts shake the country

Two death pacts shake the country

Matt Reiser had a date with Cheryl Burress last Tuesday night in Bergenfield, N.J., near New York City, but at 6:30 Cheryl called to cancel. "We can't get together tonight," she told Reiser. "We're going to visit Joe." Reiser thought he knew what she meant. Joe Major, a friend of Cheryl's, had fallen 200 ft. to his death off the Palisades cliffs along theHudson River last September in what police considered an alcohol-related accident, and Reiser figured that Cheryl was planning to visit Major's grave that night, as she had many times before. Reiser was wrong.

Instead, Cheryl, 17, and her...

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