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Audrie Pott Update: Calif. suicide victim's family wants student help to get facts of alleged rape

This undated photo provided by her family via attorney Robert Allard shows Audrey Pott. A Northern California sheriff's office has arrested three 16-year-old boys on accusations that they sexually battered the 15-year-old girl who hanged herself eight days after the attack last fall. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jose Cardoza says the teens were arrested Thursday, April 11, 2013, two at Saratoga High School and a third at Christopher High School in Gilroy. (AP Photo/Family photo provided by attorney Robert Allard) NO SALES MAGS OUT FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Uncredited

Audrie Pott
AP Photo/Family photo provided by attorney Robert Allard

(CBS/AP) SARATOGA, Calif. - The family of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos of an alleged sexual assault surfaced online, says they suspect the boys responsible for the assault tried to destroy evidence.

The teen's family posted the message on Friday on the Facebook page of a foundation they set up in the girl's name. They are asking any students who may have information to come forward.

The Santa Clara County sheriff's office has not yet commented on the family's allegations.

The sheriff's office arrested three 16-year-old boys on Thursday in the September 2012 attack.

The arrests follow a similar case in Canada, where a teenaged girl hanged herself Sunday after an alleged rape and months of bullying. A photo said to be of that 2011 assault was shared online.

Complete coverage of the Audrie Pott case on Crimesider

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