Administrator of Kensington StranglerFacebook Page Threatened
- The search for the Kensington Strangler took an odd and dangerous turn earlier this week when on Sunday, an anonymous “fan” of the Facebook group “Catch the Kensington Strangler before he catches someone you love” erroneously—and sources say, purposefully and maliciously—posted a photograph of a guy named Triz Jeffries on the group’s wall and claimed he was the Kensington Strangler.
At the same time, someone pulled up in a car and handed a batch of fliers with the same misinformation—including the guy’s address—over to the Guardian Angels, who unknowingly helped spread the false information around the neighborhood by handing out the fliers. Sources say text messages with the photo have also been circulating through cell phones of residents.
The frenzy almost ended with tragedy on Monday when an angry mob gathered outside the house Jeffries was staying in. Jeffries had to call police and request that they escort him out of the house.
Police interviewed and released Jeffries. He is not a suspect.