That said, Reddit did overstep its bounds but lets not continue this trend of false accusations and blame reddit for this.
What a waste and what a pity. Makes you wonder what the liabilities are here, I sincerely doubt an apology will be enough to cover the damage.
In a strange way that would be the best possible outcome. I'd really hate for this to have happened as a consequence of a bunch of vigilante activity on a forum. And even if he was dead because of other causes that still makes me wonder if it should be legally permissible to stir up an unsanctioned witch hunt. It's not at all inconceivable that such an activity would lead to mob (in)justice.
I haven't been following the story that closely, but I'm amazed that this is the first time I'd heard that reddit likely had nothing to do with his disappearance. From what I've skim-read, the story was "reddit wrongly accuses guy, guy goes missing, now he's dead. Nice job reddit".
PS: I will reply to your email one day really I will.
He got more famous once he was erroneously accused of being the second bomber due to a faint resemblance, but by that time he was probably already dead.