Teen Girls Find Dead Man’s Body, Decide To Steal His Jewelery And Post It All On Snapchat

Teen Girls Find Dead Man’s Body, Decide To Steal His Jewelery And Post It All On Snapchat Bexar County Jail

Two teenage girls who found the dead body of a 25-year-old man decided to steal his jewelry and post the whole robbery on Snapchat. As Fox News reports, the man reportedly hanged himself in a drainage ditch in Medina Valley, Texas. However, instead of reporting the remains to police, the 16-year-old and 17-year-old decided to rob him and make a joke of his death. They’re now facing felony charges of theft from a human corpse, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

  1. Investigators were quickly able to rule out foul play. While the first question authorities had was whether or not the teenagers had anything to do with the man’s death, it was soon determined that the man died by suicide as he was found hanging from a roadside railing by “what appeared to be a shirt.” Incredibly tragic.
  2. The teen girls alerted a friend who eventually called 911. It initially seemed like the girls wanted to help and had done the right thing by coming forward. They told deputies that they were walking to a local gas station and noticed something in the ditch. When they approached, they realized it was a dead man. However, the darker truth soon became clear.
  3. The following day, deputies learned about the Snapchat video. In the clip, the 17-year-old can be seen taking a gold necklace from the deceased man’s chest, Fox San Antonio reports. When investigators saw the girl, later identified as Bethany Martin, they recognized her as one of the witnesses they’d spoken to the previous day. The 16-year-old involved hasn’t been named because of her age.
  4. The girls admitted to stealing the necklace. The older girl said she did so because it “matched her fashion style.” However, they later said they only kept the charm and not the chain itself. They later returned the piece to the man’s family. Both were charged and Martin was released from jail after posting $2,000 bond.
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