Did a 4Chan user strangle a woman and then post gruesome photos of the murder online? An anonymous user on the popular Internet forum claims to have done just that, after posting photos of what appears to be the body of a strangled woman on Tuesday.
At 3:30 p.m., less than a half an hour after the pictures were posted to 4Chan, Washington state police said they found the body of a woman in the city of Port Orchard, where the user said she would be.
The graphic images show the body of a naked woman, her head tilted back and thin red marks around her neck possibly indicating strangulation. The photos are extremely graphic in nature.
— bonnie (@boniemylurv) November 5, 2014
“Turns out it’s way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks on the movies,” the anonymous user wrote. “She fought so d*mn hard.”
Deputy Scott Wilson, spokesman for the Kitsap County sheriff’s office, told the Associated Press that the body of a woman was discovered less than half an hour after the post went up. Authorities said they are aware of the photos, but are “unable to confirm whether those photographs are of this victim.”
Wilson told the Port Orchard Independent that a family member found the body of the woman, who is in her early 30s but is not being named at this time, reports the Huffington Post.
The anonymous poster said he expected the woman’s son to arrive home from school and discover the body. The poster wrote:
“Check the news for port orchard Washington in a few hours. Her son will be home from school soon. He’ll find her, then call the cops. I just wanted to share the pics before they find me. I bought a bb gun that looks realistic enough. When they come, I’ll pull it and it will be suicide by cop. I understand the doubts. Just check the f**king news. I have to lose my phone now.”
Police said the suspect fled the scene in a gold 2001 Ford Focus with license plate number 495-YLY.
Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 360-307-5400.