If you don't want to be caught for murder, stay off Facebook!

United States
November 9, 2015 6:25am CST
It's all over the news - someone murdered a man in Delaware 30 years ago. Several years later a man with inside info shared that info with family members as he was dying. Years go by, they can't come up with a suspect - until.... The case was reopened fingerprints found match and then the hunt was on for the killer. It turned out the suspect has been living in the homeless community in Dalton, GA, a few hours down the road for where I live. How did they find her - Facebook! She had a Facebook page and on it noted her location. She now sits in jail, no bond, waiting to be sent to Delaware. She probably would have been a 'free' woman for the rest of her life if she had stayed off Facebook.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
9 Nov 15
The first time I was ever in a 'facebook' was back in 1975...of course, my juvenile records are sealed, so...
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• United States
9 Nov 15
LOL, you're too funny! Have great day.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Nov 15
People put so much personal info on Facebook that it would be easy to find them, even get enough to go phishing.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
I guess she used her real name and had a nice photo too boot
• Israel
10 Nov 15
I am trying to cut down on writing on Facebook, too much personal information. My husband wanted to write a song and put it up on YouTube that would tell all about our personal lives, and I asked him not to. I don't want everyone to know all my details and stuff.
2 people like this
• United States
10 Nov 15
@rachael5760 I share some things, but I'm careful and I don't have a long list of fb friends.
@ria1606roy (2847)
• Kolkata, India
9 Nov 15
Digital fingerprints are of such a value nowadays! And it seems we have to be careful, there might be a murderer lurking in the friend request pages of facebook somewhere!
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• United States
9 Nov 15
The probability of that is high!
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• Kolkata, India
9 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill that's why I don't add people I do not know at all. Even if we have tons of mutual friends.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@ria1606roy Yes, you can't fall for the mutual friends thing, good for you.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Nov 15
wow thats sort of funny too in a way an exfriend of mine got fired by bragging on her facebook page she was not sick for three days she just sort of played hookey. Her boss read it and that Monday she went to work and he gave her her pink slip you are fired he said I read your story on face book.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
That really was stupid.
@NeldaHoxie (1388)
• United States
9 Nov 15
I guess she thought that she was safe after 30 years. I also wonder what else she did during those 30 years.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
I'm sure more facts will be coming out, they did have some 'recent' photos and she looked quite normal compared to her mug shot!
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
10 Nov 15
@Nelda Hoxie It does appear she was working to better herself during that time.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Not too many people look good in their mug shot!
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
9 Nov 15
lol. at least she can "check in" at her next location..
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• United States
9 Nov 15
I wonder if they use internet while in prison? Oh they probably get it!
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Absolutely they do! Some of the computer crimes involving sales of virtual goods are done from prison cell computers...
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@Drosophila Might as well let them run free seems they do more harm incarcerated.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
Wow. Your probably right and she would have remained a free woman though I am kind of glad she isnt because it makes your area safer but more to the point if you commited the murder and are in a homeless shelter why would you post that and share the location across facebook? that is just asking to be caught.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
Since she was 'off the grid' as they say I guess she assumed she was safe - after 30 years.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Well honesty I am sure anyone that has gotten away with it for 30 years would think they were safe but still with something like that on your concious you stay hidden...
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@crazzydolphin The town she was living in is the carpet capital of the south - its full of carpet manufacturer and it's small and and homey.
@kellyr634 (422)
• United States
9 Nov 15
Wow! It's crazy how much info people put out there on social media.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
If I killed someone and was on the lamb for 30 years I don't think I'd put personal info on Facebook!
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@gudheart (12741)
9 Nov 15
So Facebook does have its uses! lol
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• United States
9 Nov 15
Yes, and I think others have been caught the same way - social media at work!
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@amnabas (10312)
• Karachi, Pakistan
9 Nov 15
These social sites are really thumbling.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
People need to be smarter.
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@marlina (77995)
• Canada
9 Nov 15
People reveal way too much on those social medias.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
Yes they do and that woman went overboard!
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@chance216 (277)
• United States
9 Nov 15
Wow sometimes fact is stranger then fiction. My question is why would a 50-60 year old woman living in a homeless community need a Facebook? Was this on national news?
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• United States
9 Nov 15
I am in the Chattanooga market Dalton is within he market also so that's why I saw it...I was under the impression it was on the national news too. They said lots of homeless people use facebook to keep in touch with their families. A cell phone and a free WIFI signal is all they need...
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
10 Nov 15
Hum that is an interesting thought. But you say she is living in a homeless community. So what is better on the streets or in jail? Sort of seems like both are not an ideal living condition. Oh well some people just don't know when to stop sharing do they?
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• United States
10 Nov 15
The homeless in the south have a better chance of 'surviving' since the weather isn't bad and there are hundreds of 'groups' that take care of them. Over the weekend a sporting goods store in GA held an event to gather money to buy the homeless tents an such.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Wow that is excellent and what a nice way to help people. It is good that where you live they care about people out of home, work, food and money. I sort of wish it would be that way in more places but I think people just don't care until something happens to them.
• United States
10 Nov 15
@poehere Tennessee is called the Volunteer State and if someone needs something anywhere people here lend a helping hand.
@ricki_911 (19868)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Nov 15
I watch a lot of crime shows and surprised how many people post things on Facebook, or other sites. Whether it's admitting the act, or things they have taken. People can be rather stupid.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
Maybe they want to get caught or at least get a chase going.
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@ricki_911 (19868)
• Toronto, Ontario
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill You never know! It's funny what people will brag about and don't realize they will get caught.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@ricki_911 And people are people no matter what circumstance they live in.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
too funny, I mean how she got caught, situation not so funny, poor family not knowing for this long!
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• United States
9 Nov 15
Just heard more details, it was her boyfriend who eventually turned her in.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill they say why the murder even happened? robbery gone wrong or something?
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt I have not heard why the murder but things are still coming out.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
10 Nov 15
facebook takes on alot of different things what we really don't know comes back in a flash reminds me of that tv show i almost got away with it .
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• United States
10 Nov 15
And almost only counts in horseshoes.
• Vancouver, Washington
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Thats so right just has a tendency to remind you of different things.
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@troyburns (1428)
• New Zealand
10 Nov 15
Thanks for the advice :) These days Facebook plays an increasing part in everything from employment opportunities to jury selection, so people need to be smart about what they reveal there.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
If know people who have removed their kids' photos and names.
@LadyDuck (176522)
• Switzerland
9 Nov 15
I am glad to notice that Facebook can be useful for someone and for something.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
That woman might not agree LOL!
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
9 Nov 15
I hear about these strange things all the time and those losers seem to think they will never get caught even having FB accounts..hahah..glad she was caught
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@jstory07 (69928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Nov 15
That goes under stupid people do stupid things.
• United States
10 Nov 15
Very stupid on her part...even the sheriff is amazed how it turned out.