Teen Tweets about Stalker Days Before Her Suspected Murder

    August 28, 2012
    Josh Wolford

It’s possible that a series of tweets could play a role in solving a brutal homicide in Gainesville, Georgia.

16-year-old Hannah Truelove was found dead last Friday (August 24th) in the woods next to her apartment. She had only been missing for a day. Police have yet to release autopsy results, but they are willing to say that her injuries “were indicative that she died from a violent death,” and that it points to homicide.

Truelove sent her last tweet on August 23rd, just a day before she was found dead. But it is a series of tweets made in the days leading up to her death that have piqued the interest of investigators.

This tweet, made on August 12th and mentioning a stalker, is now part of the investigation:

“We think at this point it’s not a random crime. We think that this was a crime that involved persons who knew each other. We have no indication it was random,” Maj. Woodrow Tripp of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office told WSBTV.

“We have to determine what she meant by stalker,” another officer told ABC News. “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.”

Other tweets made just days prior to her death may also be relevant…

But of course, these tweets may only sound relevant in the context of her death. Police say they are definitely looking into the possible stalker, however. Friends and random people affected by the apparent tragedy have taken to using the hashtag #heartsforhannah.