As if this crime couldn't get any more horrific...
Tristyn Bailey was reported missing at 10 am on Sunday.
🚨 MISSING CHILD 🚨 The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of a missing child wh… https://t.co/GKerCZnZMu— SJSO (@SJSO)1620584880.0
She'd last been seen leaving the North Amenity Center in Florida at 1:15 am.
Tragically, after a community search lasting all day...
Here is an updated photo of missing 13 year old Tristyn Bailey. If you have any information, please call us at 904-… https://t.co/ulrAd4tYc5— SJSO (@SJSO)1620591140.0
Her body was found in a wooded area at around 6pm on the same day.
Tributes began almost immediately as the community was in mourning.
Aqua ribbons adorn several mailboxes in this neighborhood near North Durbin Pkwy in St. Johns County, a show of sol… https://t.co/ef6qkE4qZl— Joe McLean (@Joe McLean)1620663990.0
Flowers are being put out here by the Durbin Crossing Community Center for 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. A vigil is s… https://t.co/3lJayGJVW3— Hannah Lee (@Hannah Lee)1620669705.0
Sending so many prayers to Tristyn Bailey's friends, family, and teammates, and everyone at Infinity. This is so incredibly heartbreaking.— grace (@grace)1620616737.0
Several grief counselors are expected to be at Patriot Oaks Academy to help grieving students and faculty cope with… https://t.co/UaL5qcOg8v— Alicia Tarancon (@Alicia Tarancon)1620649784.0
Very emotional gathering at the Infinity Allstars gym as teammates, parents and friends remember Tristyn Bailey. Lo… https://t.co/2QqgWAWoV4— Josslyn Howard (@Josslyn Howard)1620689535.0
rest in piece tristyn bailey :(— 𝓴 ♡ (@𝓴 ♡)1620613052.0
our world we live in is awful :/ rest in paradise tristyn bailey 💔.— madi (@madi)1620614260.0
Hundreds of people showed up for a candlelight vigil in Tristyn Bailey’s honor at the South Durbin Creek Amenity Ce… https://t.co/Y3GXGoZKl1— Robert Grant (@Robert Grant)1620693699.0
A community mourns together while showing support to our neighbors impacted by this devastating tragedy. 🙏🏻… https://t.co/ueHOQH0zCL— Michael Trebony (@Michael Trebony)1620698627.0
This whole Tristyn Bailey situation really makes me sad. The poor girl was only 13, can’t believe her life was take… https://t.co/vepyrwGxdP— ❥♍︎ (@❥♍︎)1620710593.0
I have no words. This is absolutely incredible. Thousands are here in Durbin Creek honoring #TristynBailey… https://t.co/G9pxcnHMrD— Dani Bozzini (@Dani Bozzini)1620694859.0
“...inside and out Tristyn is a true, true beautiful person great personality, wonderful athlete and she will be mi… https://t.co/QEEaE8wGnz— Jenese Harris (@Jenese Harris)1620676632.0
‼️ Trigger Warming‼️ Sending our love and support to the family, friends and loved ones of 13-years old Tristyn B… https://t.co/Xi44dVJBa0— CHEER Confessions Inc. (@CHEER Confessions Inc.)1620613975.0
Oh dear god. I just finished my run to learn about this devastating news. My heart is absolutely broken for this fa… https://t.co/qaieAPRF7s— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers)1620607440.0
Rest In Peace Tristyn Bailey 💔💔💔 https://t.co/alyi6HOtbA— muppets movie (2015) stan (@muppets movie (2015) stan)1620613346.0
Shortly after, fourteen-year-old Aiden Fucci was charged.
This is 14 yo Aiden Fucci. He is charged in 13 yr old Tristyn Bailey’s death. @wjxt4 https://t.co/rb5HA4gL83 https://t.co/DDoDnDI1Kd— Corley Peel (@Corley Peel)1620669546.0
The two went to the same school and grew up in the same neighborhood - but the motive for the murder remains uncleaer.
But another chilling part of the investigation has also surfaced.
14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Tristyn Bailey after posting a taunting selfie while police wer… https://t.co/1d4RY4MZM9— Saycheese TV 👄🧀 (@Saycheese TV 👄🧀)1620678216.0
Shortly after the arrest, Fucci sent a bizarre and horrifying Snapchat while in the back of the police car.
"Hey guys has anybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately," it reads.
This Snapchat selfie appears to show Aiden Fucci,14, in the back of a deputy’s car as they were searching for Trist… https://t.co/S1vLkkMMyf— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@Vic Micolucci WJXT)1620669915.0
The authorities are reportedly aware of the snap but haven't commented on it.
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