A Police Officer Asked the Internet For Help Solving a Fatal Case and Boy, Did it Deliver


A Police Officer Asked the Internet For Help Solving a Fatal Case and Boy, Did it Deliver

True crime is having a renaissance. From hugely popular documentaries like Making a Murderer and The Staircase taking over Netflix, to podcasts such as Serial and S-Town, people can’t seem to get enough of real-life murder and mayhem.

So, when a member of the Washington State police force asked the internet for help in solving a fatal hit-and-run, it was the perfect opportunity for true crime buffs to shine.

Officer Johnna Batiste tweeted a photograph of a car part from an automobile believed to have killed a cyclist, asking people for any information on the accident. She also included a snap of the bike involved, which was badly damaged in the collision.

Eventually, news of the Officer’s search reached Reddit, where users tried to track down the car part. It wasn’t long before an eagle-eyed redditor attributed the piece to a Chevy K-10 truck. A former Maryland state inspector, who goes by the username JeffNuts, identified the headlamp as a bezel belonging to a 1988 Chevy Silvarado, and within a few days an arrest for the crime had been made.

A Police Officer Asked the Internet For Help Solving a Fatal Case and Boy, Did it Deliver

A Police Officer Asked the Internet For Help Solving a Fatal Case and Boy, Did it Deliver

Officer Batiste tweeted the good news, and no one could believe the ex-inspector had solved the crime from just the one photo.

When asked how he did, the redditor replied:

A Police Officer Asked the Internet For Help Solving a Fatal Case and Boy, Did it Deliver

You Might Also Like:

Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Investigation After 63 Years

‘Criminal’ Crime Author Uses Own Murders To Write Novels; Finally Gets Sentenced To Death


Sophie Lloyd

Sophie is a cute feminist butterfly navigating the world one kitty meme at a time, or at least that’s how her best friend described her when she asked for help writing this bio. She likes cheese and one day hopes to be the proud owner of a corgi. For more of her random ramblings, follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_sophofbread.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.