Pennsylvania teen ADMITS to murdering 13-year-old girl in Instagram video showing his friend the victim’s bloody legs and feet before asking for help burying the body
- Pennsylvania police received a 911 call about a possible homicide of a teenage girl who had received an Instagram video chat from a 16-year-old friend.
- Joshua Cooper stated in the message that he had just killed someone.
- He then flipped the video image around and showed someone’s legs and feet covered in blood and asked for help disposing of the body.
- Bensalem police arrested Cooper who had fled when he saw officers arrive.
- When officers entered the mobile home, they found the body of a teenage girl on the bathroom floor with an apparent gunshot wound.
- There were indications that substantial steps were taken to clean up the crime scene.
- Cooper is now in custody and has been charged as an adult.
A 16-year-old boy from Pennsylvania took to Instagram to tell his friend that he had murdered a girl at their home in Bensalem and then asked him to help him bury the body.
Joshua Cooper has been charged as an adult with the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl.
Bensalem police received a call Friday about the homicide, and the caller explained how Cooper had sent a video message via social media allegedly admitting to the murder.
During the conversation, Cooper allegedly said that he had just killed someone and then turned the camera to show the girls’ legs and feet covered in blood.
Pennsylvania police received a 911 call about a possible homicide of a teenage girl who had received an Instagram video chat from 16-year-old Joshua Cooper.
When officers entered the mobile home, they found the body of a teenage girl on the bathroom floor with an apparent gunshot wound.
He then asked the teenager he called for help in disposing of the body.
Officers immediately went to Cooper’s trailer park home and found the teen dead on the bathroom floor from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Police have said the victim is not a Bensalem resident and is not related to Cooper.
When the police arrived, they noted how “substantial steps” had been taken to clean up the bloody crime scene.
Cooper fled from the police when they arrived, but it didn’t take long for officers to catch him and take him into custody.
He faces charges of criminal homicide, possession of instruments of crime, and tampering or fabrication of physical evidence.
“I heard a shot and I know about shots,” Charlie Petree told cbs3. ‘And I go out and I open the door and I see the boy running over there. I talked to the guy here at the bank a couple of times and he seemed concerned.
Other neighbors were shocked by the incident.
I’ve lived in Bensalem on and off my whole life and I think this is the first time I’ve seen a crime scene unit come out like this, so it’s really weird,” Katlynn told CBS News.
He claimed to have accessed the safe “by replacing the batteries that his father had removed, which had caused the combination lock to not work,” according to the affidavit. He said that he was sorting ammunition.