(GAINESVILLE, Ga.) — Police are using tweets about a “stalker” to investigate the homicide of a girl who had been missing for a day in North Georgia.
Hannah Truelove, 16, was found dead Friday in a wooded area near the apartment she shared with her mother, one day after she was reported missing, police said.
A resident of the complex discovered the teen’s body, which showed signs of trauma, said Sgt. Kiley Sargent, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
An autopsy has been completed but detectives are withholding the cause of death to avoid compromising the investigation, Sargent said.
Hannah tweeted days before her disappearance that she was being stalked.
“I got me an uglya– stalker,” she tweeted Aug. 12.
“So scared right now,” she wrote Aug. 18.
“I need to move out of these dang apartments,” she wrote Aug. 22, the day before she disappeared.
Sargent said investigators are “looking at different avenues,” including whether someone had been stalking Hannah.
“We have to determine what she meant by stalker,” Sargent said. “A stalker to a 16-year-old might not be a stalker to what may be Georgia code official. We’re trying to determine what she meant by that.”
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