Florida Police Use Web for Unsolved Murder
The Aventure (FL) Police Department decided to use MySpace.com and YouTube.com to hopefully receive leads in the 2001 slaying of an elderly man. Police posted footage of a person they are seeking in connection with the case at both Web sites.
Police are hoping that the postings will lead to identification of the man, who can be seen on surveillance cameras interacting with the murder victim, who died in his apartment from injuries sustained during a vicious beating.
South Florida Police have also employed the Internet to discourage violence at a middle school in Hollywood and to identify suspects in two cases.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Miami Herald (02/04/07); P. B5; Teproff, Carli.