A crime-oriented Facebook page is being lauded for leading investigators to the remains of aNorth Carolina missing woman and the arrest of her alleged killer.
Deborah Deans, a mother of four, disappeared 15 years ago in 2004. Her remains were believed to be found behind the home of her former sister-and-law and roommate,Kimberly Hancock, 49, on Oct. 25, according toKLFY.
The woman who runs the Facebook page, Fighting Crime News and Whos Wanted, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared Deans Missing Person poster on Oct. 20.
The poster has Deans photo and identifying information on it. It also says she was last seen on themorning of Jan. 19, 2004, at Hancocks home, according toKLFY.
All tips remainanonymous, the poster reads.
The post is standard for the page, which boasts more than60,000 followers and regularly shares information about cold and missing person cases.
My mission was to be a liaison between citizens and law enforcement since some citizens are scared to talk to law enforcement I wanted to provide them a way to share information and remain completely anonymous, the pages administrator told the Daily Dot.
Upon seeing the post about Dean, someone emailed theadministrator a long, detailed tip, she said.
The tip I received was via email and detailed to even what the body was wrapped in, she said.
Five days later, after theadministrator passed the tip along to detectives, Deans remains were found behind Hancocks home by police.
Hancock has been charged with first-degree murder, and she made her first court appearance on Friday.
On Friday, the Facebook page shared a message from Deans mother,Elaine Blevins.
Thank you, the post, quoting Blevins, reads. Small words that cover so much. 15 years goes by in the blink of an eye when you talk about a child starting school and then leaving for [college], but when those 15 years are [overshadowed by] a missing loved one, they are long-long years. While we all hoped, we also knew in our hearts that we would never see her smile again.
HEARTFELT MESSAGE I JUST GOT FROM DEBORAH DEANS' MOTHER ELAINE BLEVINSI am Deborah Elaine Deans' mother. Thank you. …
As for Fighting Crime News and Whos Wanted and its administrator, their work is not complete just yet.
My plans are to keep working with citizens and law enforcement on current and cold cases as every victim deserves justice, the administrator told the Daily Dot.
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