In a startling incident, a teen in US made a murder confession on Instagram, and further asked for help to dispose the body on the social media platform. The 16-year-old teen from Pennsylvania was later arrested and was charged with murder. The teen was identified as Joshua Cooper, a resident of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. In his video chat, the teen also showed the body of a person covered in blood.
In a press release, the Bensalem police department stated – “During the video chat, the 16-year-old stated that he had just killed someone. He then flipped the video image and showed the legs and feet of someone covered in blood. He then asked for assistance with disposal of the body.”
As per the reports, the Bensalem police received an 9-1-1 call about a possible homicide where the caller stated that they received an Instagram video chat from Joshua. When the police identified him and went to his place to conduct a check, they found a teen girl lying on the bathroom with a gunshot wound.
Meanwhile, seeing the cops, the accused boy ran out of the property. However, he couldn’t evade the cops for long as he was stopped at a nearby area, and was taken into custody.
The Facts of the Matter
Lately, several culprits across the world are using social media to either confess to their crimes, and often, to even live stream their streak of shocking behaviour. Earlier this month, a man in Andhra Pradesh killed his teenage daughter, and then confessed to the act on social media. In December last year, a man in US used Facebook live to confess killing his ex-wife and girlfriend, before killing self.
In a similar incident, a teen in US made a murder confession over an Instagram video chat, and further asked for help to dispose the body of the deceased teen.
Cops Receive 911 Call
Earlier on Friday last week, the Bensalem Police Department in Pennsylvania received a 9-1-1 call about a possible murder. The caller gave details about an Instagram chat, where the accused not only confessed to killing a girl, but also showed her the body of the victim, and sought assistance to dispose the body.
Teen Makes Video Chat Confessing Murder
“During the video chat, the 16-year-old stated that he had just killed someone. He then flipped the video image and showed the legs and feet of someone covered in blood. He then asked for assistance with disposal of the body,” the press release issued by the Bensalem police department read.
The cops identified the teen to be 16-year-old Joshua Cooper and rushed to his residence to investigate the matter. Officers entered the trailer where Joshua lived, and found a deceased girl on the bathroom with a gunshot wound.
The cops also said that there were “substantial steps” taken to clean up the scene of the crime.
Accused Spotted, Tries to Flee
When the police spotted the accused, he ran out of the trailer and fled from the scene. Other cops in the area were immediately alerted, and before Joshua could flee further, he was stopped at a nearby area.
The accused boy has been charged with criminal homicide, tampering with or fabricating evidence, and possessing instruments of crime. He was denied bail, and is currently serving at the Edison Juvenile Detention Center.