GAINESVILLE, GA – Police say that 16-year-old Hannah Truelove made several posts on Twitter regarding her fear of a stalker in the days leading to her being found brutally murdered behind the apartment she shared with her mother.
Truelove was reported missing after not returning home last Thursday night. The following evening, her body was found by a man walking along a trail in a wooded area located behind the apartment complex. Police have not released a cause of death, but did say that her injuries “were indicative that she died from a violent death.”
What’s been making headlines in this case, aside from the murder itself, is the fact that in the days leading to her murder, Hannah made several ominous posts on Twitter, one of them regarding a stalker. On August 12 she posted, “I got me an uglyass stalker -__-” Then, on Aug 18, she posted, ”So scared right now :/” On the day she was reported missing, Truelove posted, “I need to move out of these dang apartments.”
Of course none of this means she was actually killed by the stalker she mentions as she also makes a lot of comments on Twitter that indicated a bad relationship and the fact that she liked someone else. You know, all the standard relationship drama 16-year-old girls often tweet about. Police say they are investigating her posts and are interviewing all of Truelove’s friends as well as people who live in her area.
“Most of the leads we are getting are from people who are living in and around the neighborhood,” Sgt. Kiley Sargent, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, said . “We are following each one.”
One of those leads were from witnesses who said they saw Truelove on Thursday night around 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot near the woods where she was found. Police also said that they believe Truelove was killed where she was found and went into the woods willingly. Because of this, police are telling the public they shouldn’t be worried about a serial killer prowling the streets as they feel Truelove knew her killer.
Police have not named a suspect, but I would be really surprised if they didn’t already have someone in their sites.Tags: Crime, Georgia, hannah Truelove, Murder, stalker, Twitter