How friends paid online tribute to dead youngsters <LI class=byline>Sarah Phillips <LI class=publication>guardian.co.uk, Wednesday January 23 2008 This article was first published on guardian.co.uk on Wednesday January 23 2008. It was last updated at 15:03 on January 23 2008. Natasha Randall, Liam Clarke, Zachary Barnes, Dale Crole, Gareth Morgan and David Dilling. Photographs: Wales News Service Inquiries into the deaths of seven young people in south Wales have focused on the use of the online social networking site Bebo. Bebo is one of the most popular sites, alongside MySpace and Facebook. A free membership permits users to create and edit a profile, then add friends and post messages, photographs and videos. Two weeks ago, Natasha Randall, 17, posted a message on her otherwise upbeat profile page in tribute to Liam Clarke, 20, who hanged himself just after Christmas: "R.I.P Clarky boy!! gonna miss ya! allways remember the gd times! love ya x " Then on Sunday, she was found dead at her home, making her the first female in the apparent chain of suicides. Randall's profile is now inundated with comments from grieving friends, expressing disbelief at what has happened. Jade Knill writes: "I saw u tha day before babe I cnt believe you didnt tell me wat was going on I wuldnt have cared wat it was or how long it took I got all the time in the world 4 u and u didnt have to do wat you did I was hear 4 u" The mother of Thomas Davies, 20, who committed suicide in February, days before the funeral of his friend David Dilling, said her son spent hours every evening on the internet. She said: "I think the problem is they do not know how to speak to adults about serious issues. They can speak to each other on the computer but do not know how to express their emotions in other ways." Special memorial pages like a virtual book of condolence have been set up since the deaths by grieving friends, who have posted messages and photographs in an attempt to come to terms with what has happened. One of Randall's best friends, who goes by the name Sexii Sebbi Anne, posted on the page "R.I.P. Tasha" yesterday: "i promised i would be here for u forever and u promised me the same but even tho i cnt see u i can feel you here with me i knw u are watchin over me and u sre still protectin me like u allways have i am soo lost without u n i wish the pain would stop but i knw it never will because ur never coming bak i love u my angel". Zachary Barnes, 17, was the fourth to commit suicide; he was found hanged from a washing line last August. A friend called Rio writes: "merry chrimbo. happy new year ! i jus wish yu was here for those to specail datess && i wish you was here for all optheer boring and dulls days it aint the same. i love you zach." Other Bebo users have also left their mark on the victims' pages, intrigued to find out more or to leave messages of support. As someone writes on Clarke's page: "Itz realy hard for the rest off us u left behind".