Google Maps Publishes A Murder Scene

Via Google Sightseeing, a series of aerial shots of Richmond, California that captured more than intended:

The ever increasing resolution of Google’s imagery has continued to reveal greater detail people’s lives, but this is the first time an aerial photgraph of such a graphic nature has been published on the site.

We can’t be sure about the details of the scene – there’s no sign of injury from this distance – but the number of police officers and vehicles (both marked and unmarked) suggests that this is unlikely to have been a case of accidental death.


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  • jasonpaulhayes

    Looks to be in one piece so it’s safe to say they didn’t get hit by a train. I don’t remember the last time that I heard someone died of natural causes next to railroad tracks.

    I think it’s safe to say it was murder.

  • saint_al

    Accidental cause of death seems most likely. There was a case in Carbondale, IL a few years back where a man in a wheelchair got stuck onto the rails at a crossing. Yep, the Canadien Nacional came roaring through and horrified eyewitnesses said it looked like something from a Stephen King movie.

  • Ceausescu

    This picture reminds me of the movie “Se7en”.

  • Micah Dylan

    this is so informative, someone should get a nobel prize or something for this level of journalism … so someone is dead & we got a satellite photo, & it was probably either murder or else it was accidental death

  • Big Tex

    this in richmond, cali their cops and this dosnt show it but theres a cop car tothe left further up the tracks

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