Crime

Facebook Posts Lead Police To Discover Murder Scene

| by Tony Tran

Police in Springfield, Missouri, discovered a murder scene following a post on Facebook that caused concerned friends to investigate a residence in their neighborhood.

Investigators discovered Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blancharde, 48, dead in her home on Sunday after concerned individuals attempted to make contact with the woman. The individuals were prompted to check Blancharde's home after reading Facebook posts from someone claiming to have killed her.

“That Bitch is Dead!” the post, which was written and shared by Blancharde’s Facebook page on Sunday, reads.

“I f***en SLASHED THAT FAT PIG,” a comment under the post reads. “… HER SCREAM WAS SOOOO F***EN LOUD LOL.”

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“Should someone notify the local police???” one concerned user commented. “This sounds scary.”

Eventually, concerned individuals went to check on the family but received no answer.

The Greene County Sheriff's Officer was called to investigate the home, where they discovered that Blancharde was “deceased of a violent nature," the Springfield News-Leader reported.

Blancharde’s daughter, Gypsy Blancharde, 19, had been reported missing and was discovered on Monday in Wisconsin with a “person of interest,"  according to news sources. The 25-year-old male "person of interest" was arrested, but has not yet been officially named a suspect in Blancharde's murder. The man's name has not yet been released, but his stepfather reportedly told WREX that he and Gypsy had been dating online. According to the stepfather, the 25-year-old had traveled to Missouri to bring Gypsy to Wisconsin.

Gypsy suffers from both leukemia and muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Despite this, Sheriff Jim Arnott says that they're "not ruling anything out” with the case.

The post on Facebook was also shared on Gypsy’s page.

No motive has yet been determined for the murder, though authorities do not believe the event was random, the New York Daily News reports.

An autopsy was performed on Blancharde on Monday, but the report has yet to be released.

Source: New York Daily NewsSpringfield News-Leader

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