Criminal investigations use Facebook all the time, but several new cases show an evolving culture of bragging about crimes — or confessing to them — on the social platform. We take a look at this disturbing fresh trend.
What should you do if your friend on Facebook posts a horrifying confession? Today we found a guide of Do’s and Don’ts if that should happen.
Not much is known about Florida man Derek Medina, who posted a photo of what seemed to be his wife’s murdered body and confessed to having killed her before turning himself in. A look at the facts as they are known at this point, the posts and some photos of the couple from Medina’s now inactive Facebook page.
Canterbury, England, thief Charlie Cooper engaged in and then lost a rather amusing and dim-witted legal argument on Facebook with a newspaper that published a photo of him being arrested. But not before his mom got involved and he threatened to unfriend her.
If you were thrown before the police camera right now, what face would you make? Would you smile? Would you cry? Whatever you end up doing, odds are it won’t be a profile-worthy photo. A Tumblr called In Duplo, meaning “in double, or in duplicate” in Latin, is a collection of booking photos placed next to the arrestees’ profile pictures.
Stephanie Byrd had left her husband Bruce Byrd. She had an order of protection against him, which she’d been granted in April. Last Friday, Stephanie went to Bruce’s mother’s house when she thought no one would be there to pick up her things. When she arrived, Bruce unleashed a barrage of bullets. Police say 30 to 33 shots were fired.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: What is the Facebook profile of a suspected kidnapper and rapist like? Pretty boring, actually.
Like many places of higher learning, the University of Wyoming in Laramie has a student-organized ‘Crushes’ page on Facebook, where students too shy to approach their crush can post their feelings anonymously. Everyone loves a secret admirer and the page was a big hit, until an alleged false rape threat came along and ruined it.
FBI and police in Fulton, New York, solved a cold case hit-and-run murder because of a Facebook post. The post led to a tip that helped them identify the driver of a hit and run that killed Carolee Saide Ashby, 4, on Halloween night 45 years ago.
To the shock of friends and family, a person suspected to have been involved in a young woman’s murder has updated her Facebook status with a taunting status.