Monday, November 30, 2009

First Made-For-Google Manhunt in Progress (Updating Live) [Crime]


A Google Wave started by the Seattle Times is being used to track information about the search for a man suspected of killing four police officers. It's the first Google-supported manhunt and finally a decent use for Wave. Update 6.

Due to Google Wave's real time updating capabilities, this is actually a rather fitting use. People are posting everything they know, from information about the suspect (right down to his old pictures and Twitter accounts) to news from police scanners. A Google Map of the manhunt is also being maintained with the major events of the search.

We'll keep updating as new details appear for those wanting to keep up (and those without a Google Wave account). [Google Wave via Techcrunch]

Update 1:

Officers on alert at "every exit route out of Washington" looking for officer shooting suspect (source: @seattlepi)

Update 2: Miscellaneous information currently known about the suspect:

Suspect Description:
Maurice Clemmons
(Suspect may be using alias w/fake WA ID for Carsile Dawson)

2004 photo
Twitter photo

Suspect Vehicle Description:
green 1997 Mazda Millenia, WA license [License plate number removed, see update 5]
(vehicle is registered to suspect's wife)

Twitter account

Update 3: Note that a tip line is open for anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect's whereabouts: 866-977-236

Update 4:

Suspect reported near 13th and Lander.

Update 5:

Police no longer looking for '97 Mazda Millenia - WSP Trooper Brandy Kessler says it was sold 2 months ago (source: @KIRO7Seattle)

Update 6: The 13th and Lander report was deemed unrelated to this search.