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A body pulled from the water off Indian Point Park in Rhode Island has been identified as the Brown University student mistakenly linked by amateur sleuths on a social media site to the Boston bombings.
Health Department spokeswoman Dara Chadwick said Thursday that the body of Sunil Tripathi was identified through dental records.
It was not immediately clear when Tripathi, who was last seen March 15, died. The cause of death has also not been determined.
If this does turn out to be someone killing themselves as the result of an internet vigilante campaign
The MSM's new habit of picking up tidbits of info from social media and then reporting it as fact is equally as disturbing and needs to be looked at too,
For sure. How was he linked to the bombings in the first place?
I wonder if we as internet users could collectively agree that this should never happen again (no matter what the cause of this persons death turns out to be) and that we should leave the business of identifying suspects in murder cases to the professionals?
Originally posted by Gazrok
Unlike social media, THEY are tasked with reporting the truth, and have the responsibility of professional journalism practices. We on the web have no such responsibility.