Internet Provider in Murder Link!

@jennybianca (12913)
Australia
June 6, 2007 11:53pm CST
Some of you may remember me starting a discussion about the murder of Carly Ryan, a student from my daughters school. She was just 15 years.Carly had been communicating with people on her My Space website, & had decided to meet two men (Father & son) at a fairly nearby beach town. She was murdered. Her body was found in the water the following morning. At the time, it was thought there was a connection with Goth & Emo, but this appears not to be the case. These two men were arrested. It was determined that Carly had met the men via MySpace. Now the detectives are investigating the Internet Service Providers in the US. I don't think because the ISP are part of the crime, but I guess they may have records of chats, etc Carly had with these men. I hope they work it out so that the Father & Son murders can be charged & convicted. See the full article here: http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,21864904-5006301,00.html
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I remember your discussion about this girl. Isn't it amazing how they can figure things out like that. I am glad the have someone in custody. This gives me more reason to keep reminding my boyfriends son why the internet can be a dangerous place. We won't let him have a computer in his room and we closely monitor what he does on the computer. He thinks we are being mean, I think we might be saving a life.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
You make a good point, especially if your step son is not exactly reliable, & aware of the kinds of people in th World.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
7 Jun 07
I am glad MySpace.com is cooperating with authorities, but I hope they don't make ISPs, servers and websites out to be accomplices. If they do, they need to go after schools, parks, daycare centers, adoption agencies, youth clubs and sports teams. All of these are used as resources by predatory pedophiles. I also agree with the poster who said that this is a great example of why kids shouldn't have internet access in their rooms... or any other room where they are alone.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I don't think they are after the ISP as a guilty party. I believe they think they can track information via the ISP. I hope so, anyway.
• India
7 Jun 07
I hope ISP have full record of chat of victim C.R and suspect. Investigation is in the right way.
• Netherlands
7 Jun 07
poor girl :( internet can be so dangerous if you don't watch out. a pity this girl was clearly not educated (or was ignoring) the dangers of internet,and had to pay for it with her life.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I read the news piece.What a sad thing that people would hurt a sweet young girl. I just started a discussion about Kelsey Smith.I can not get my mind around what would be in someone's head that would allow them to hurt another person...and I'm glad I can not think that way! God Bless her family..it must be awful for them.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I tried to find your discussion on Kelsey Smith, but can't? Could you send me the link? I don't recognise that name.
@KBDude (51)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Let me start by saying this is a very sad event, I'm not condoniing what these guys did. But I think the court is going after the wrong parties by saying they r going after Carly's ISP. They should be going after the website myspace. ISP's don't record what is sent via other websites. Myspace is not an ISp, they don't provide internet service. Now if they had been emailing each other using her ISP's email service then yes the court can request the ISP to turn over the emails, but for the court to say they want Carly's ISP to turn over anything that was sent via the myspace website they wouldn't get anything. ISP's r not to blame for what happens on websites not under their control.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I don't think they sare going after the ISP as a gulity party. I think they belkieve the ISP could provide tracking information. I hope they are not on the wrong path, as you say. Thanks for your input.
@molusk (857)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
This is a very sad story indeed. How on earth can such a sweet girl fall to the hands of murderous people thru their linkage in Myspace is really something to think about. If true, this can only add more truth to the fact that meeting someone you have known thru the Net can be dangerous, if not altogether risky if you have nobody to accompany you.
7 Jun 07
That is awful. It is so sad that people can be lured in to these situations. I wish people (youngsters especially) would stop meeting people they have met in an online setting. It is dangerous and stupid. I hope these killers are brought to justice soon.
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