Homes in a neighborhood in Dacono, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The small community north of Denver was devastated by the suicide of 13-year-old Von Mercado. Teens in the town said video and a photo of the boy's death were shared via Snapchat, leading police on a months' long search to track them down. The tragedy resulted in a new state law. (Chris Schneider, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.

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Top Bureau of Land Management employees face deadline on Grand Junction HQ move

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New federal charges against Planned Parenthood gunman don’t necessarily equate to a faster outcome

If Robert Lewis Dear’s competency is questioned in the federal case, as it was in the state case, a resolution to the deadly 2015 shooting at a clinic in Colorado Springs could still be far off