IT WAS the murder mystery that was solved on social media and then the police got involved. But there was just one problem.
IT WAS a crime mystery that went viral and gripped a nation — but a murder “solved” by a Twitter user wasn’t all that it seemed.Certainly, the opening post by a user named Mr Brightside made people sit up and take notice.
“Police! I have just resolved a crime via Twitter! You need to deal with it immediately,” Mr Brightside wrote last weekend.“Days ago @jor_g_t died and the case was closed as a suicide, but it was a murder and I can prove it,” he continued. “The killer is in the photo.”Posting the photo in question, Mr Brightside then began to unravel what appeared to be a murder case, over a meticulous series of 100 tweets, the BBC reports.
Based on one picture, Mr Brightside claimed he could prove the death in Barcelona of an acquaintance which had been ruled a suicide was in fact a murder.