” A pixelated image in Google Maps appears at first glance to show a man in the act of dragging a bloodied corpse down a pier and over the edge, leaving a telltale stain of red behind him.
While the coordinates of the map—posted in aReddit thread by a dumbfounded resident of the affected Netherlands area—is only a few days old, the image seems to be dated from 2009. That wouldn’t stop Dutch cops from prosecuting. (There’s no statute of limitations for murder.)
However, it seems unlikely that the image actually is a body being thrown into the water.
It wouldn’t be the first time a death caught on Google maps turned out to be a false alarm. But stranger things have happened, and it’s not as if Google Maps hasn’t had a connection to grisly murder before.
Here are four times Google Maps did have a part in solving crime (and one time it played a tragic part in it being committed).
1) The murder of Dennis and Merna Koula
2) The murder of Nancy Cooper
3) Google Maps brings justice to 14-year-old bike owner
4) The murder of Patricia Thompson
5) The killing of Santosh Kumari
Bonus: 5 more crimes on Google Maps
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