The story of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old who killed herself after being abruptly dissed by a MySpace suitor who turned out to be the sick creation of her ex-friend's mother, has hit the national news circuit full-force. Friday's Anderson Cooper 360 brought us footage of her MySpace profile — "Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her'," reads the headline — and above the parents tell Matt Lauer how it all happened on Today. The story also made GMA and The Morning Show, but no one as yet has named the mom who masterminded the sadistic hoax on TV — though above Megan's mom says the woman "asked me to stop" after the initial newspaper story ran last week, because pretty much everyone in town knows who they are. (You can even make out their names on a police report shown on the CNN clip.) "I flick 'em off whenever I see 'em," the Meiers' next-door neighbor tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The newspaper does identify the couple, Curt and Lori Drew. The Drews do not comment.