Will Twitter help solve Hannah Truelove’s case?

When teenagers are reported missing in metro Atlanta, they are typically found safe before the media can even report it. Most often, teens that decide to run away turn up at friend’s house or with someone mom and dad don’t like. Or even better, the teens return home on their own.

But 16-year-old Hannah Truelove never came home. The Gainesville High School student’s family reported her missing Thursday night, according to police. Less than 24 hours later, her body was found in a wooded area behind her apartment complex.

Investigators have ruled Hannah’s death a homicide, but have not said publicly how she died. But detectives are taking a close look at the teen’s Twitter posts for more clues in the case, Craig Schneider reports. Should social media now be a standard part of police work? Should Tweets be taken seriously?

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August 28th, 2012
12:14 am

Fred ™

August 28th, 2012
7:47 pm

Are you crapping me. You come onto a story of a murdered 16 year old girl so you can say FIRST? What an asshat.

I read your co-workers two articles about this and it saddened me. Especially the second one. One minute she is texting she’s being stalked and is afraid and then apparently she’s texting normal teen stuff. Why is that so weird? Why do the cops find it strange?

Why are there two pictures of totally different girls in the two articles? One is a beefy blonde and the other is a skinny brunette.


September 11th, 2012
8:43 pm

If police don’t look outside the box ,then this will turn into another JonBenet case, unsolved

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