A young man was found dead just hours after writing a heartbreaking last Facebook post saying “I don’t know what to do anymore”.Kieran Lister, from Leeds, told friends and family he had recently split with his girlfriend of two years but stressed ‘this isn’t her fault’.The 20-year-old’s final message told his ex-partner where to find her Christmas presents and asked his family to sell his belongings and give the money ‘to someone else that’s in need’.Kieran also asked Facebook not to remove his message in the hope it will be an “eye opener to the people that are looking for happiness”.
He posted the message at 8.30pm on Monday, December 12, shortly after he had been reported missing to police.
Officers found his body in the Cottingley area of Leeds at around 1.40am on Tuesday, December 13.
Kieran’s post reads: “I don’t know what to do anymore. My girlfriend of over 2 years (yes you may think it’s a short period) has decided we aren’t good for each other anymore – 2 years is a long time to bond, to be happy with.
(Image: Facebook)Now we are separating I don’t feel like I can cope without her full love any longer. She was and still is my everything. I don’t think I will be able to get over this. I don’t want to wait till I get over the situation because she’s the only one that’s ever made me truly happy.This isn’t (girlfriend’s name) fault at all, we both just weren’t right for each other in the end. I did a lot of bad in the relationship that may of led up to this. From day one to the end, I should of cared the same as I did during happy times.I guess people slowly move apart from each other and I would do anything to stop this but it’s something that I have no control over.
I know I’m being selfish considering I have my two families, my dog snoop, my reptiles & my princess (girlfriend’s name).
“I’d like to wish upon everyone to listen to these last wishes.
To remember the good times I shared with people I’d like my favourite song to be played for me – Lion King circle of life. I would like someone to look after snoop for me until he joins me. He’s looked after me through hard/good times and I’m sure he will look after whomever chooses to take it upon them.The flat and car I own, is now (girlfriend’s name). Use my bank account to pay for it & the clothes I have that are worth money, eBay them to get more for it (don’t throw them it’s pointless). Once you have enough money to get a place better, make sure you are moving out with someone that cares. That won’t just be there for the meantime, then move out but please take the photo on the wall with you
“Please sell all my belongs, like consoles and everything that’s worth something, the furniture, once you are done with, give to someone else that’s in need and looking for somewhere to live. I wish everyone to look after each other, stop falling out and remember how precious life is. The presents I have bought (girlfriend’s name) they’re in loft), take them and have a good Christmas, a happy one. It’s what I want & a lot of thought went into them.
As I’m writing this upset and I can see snoop feeling the pain I’m feeling while whining (either that or he’s hungry lol)
“I’m sorry to all the people I have hurt, let down and just generally upset. If I could I’d make everyone forgive me but I’m not god. Yet. I am not a believer of god, I’m just imagining someone powerful, who’s indestructible. I wish I was.
Please Facebook, don’t take my post down. The reason I’m writing this for Facebook is because maybe this note will leave an eye opener to the people that are looking for happiness, something I’ve looked for my whole life. I want my family and friends to read this and to know, I care. I love everyone so dearly. I’m out. Don’t try save me it’s what I want.
‘Let’s play hide and seek but never stop looking for true happiness.'”
His post has been reacted to by more than 20,000 people and shared around 11,500 times.
Thousands of people have commented about how “heartbreaking” it is to read the post, while others have simple wrote “RIP” and “God Bless”.
Unfortunately the post also attracted some negative comments prompting family members to speak out.
Sarah, a cousin of Kieran’s, posted “I just want to put it out there that yes Kieran Lister was my cousin and I’m sure at time like this that all his family and friends want is some privacy.
“I cannot believe some of the nasty evil comments I’ve been reading especially from people that didn’t know him. R.i.p Kieran you really was a popular guy loved by many #havesomerespect (sic).”
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “At 7.42pm on Monday, December 12, police received a call expressing concerns for the welfare of a 20-year-old man who had gone missing from his home in Churwell and had last been seen earlier in the day.
“Enquiries were carried out and searches conducted and the man was found dead in the Cottingley area at about 1.40am on Tuesday. The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner’s Office has been informed.”