Man kills teen, posts photos of corpse online, cops say
Police say a suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old girl in upstate New York posted pictures of her corpse online.
Authorities found the girl dead outside a vehicle Sunday in Utica, New York, along with a man who had serious injuries. Police say he was hospitalized but expected to survive.
Utica police Sgt. Michael Curley identified the homicide victim as teenager Bianca Devins and described the man as a suspect. Other media outlets identified the man as Brandon Andrew Clark.
Lt. Bryan Coromato said police are investigating the case as a murder and attempted suicide.
Investigators believe the man posted pictures of the girl's corpse online, where at least one of them was widely circulated. One showed the girl's body with a deep cut across her throat.
Her death has sparked a wave of attention and disgust online. Some online have urged others to stop circulating the images.
An Instargram post from a James Ward, who says he is the suspect's brother. He said he is stationed in Alaska and is being harassed online because of the killing.
He posted, "I'm deeply sorry something like this came from my family and my heart goes out for the family of the victim, but think about when his little sister and brothers find out what a disgusting thing he'd done, and get blamed for it. They're kids."
With the Associated Press.