This feature is part of a series on Social Media Crimes that Oxygen.com will explore throughout the month of September.
Sarah Richardson’s body was discovered on the morning of May 12, 2008 after a newspaper delivery girl noticed that the paper she threw at a house hit a pile of glass. Out of curiosity, the girl got off her bicycle, and approached the Staffordshire, England home. She saw a trail of blood and ran off to alert police. When they arrived on scene, they found the body of the 26-year-old hairdresser in a bed covered in blood. She had been stabbed over 47 times, according to Oxygen’s show “#KillerPost,” which profiles cases in which social media has had deadly consequences. The brutal murder had taken place in her parents’ home, where she had been staying after separating from her husband.
Just an hour after her body was found, police got called about