Murderer used Facebook

2010-05-16 09:11

Sydney - An Australian man has been charged with murder, accused of befriending a teenager via the social networking site Facebook, luring her to an isolated bushland area and killing her, reports said on Sunday.

Christopher James Dannevig, 20, allegedly set up a fake identity on Facebook and enticed 18-year-old Nona Belomesoff to a nature reserve in Sydney's southwest on Wednesday. Belomesoff's body was found on Friday.

"Nona allegedly told her family she was going to meet two men she had made contact with through a social networking site," New South Wales police said in a statement issued on Saturday.

"Police will allege that the second man Nona believed she was meeting did not exist."

Detective Russell Oxford told the Sunday Telegraph that Belomesoff loved animals and may have thought she was attending an overnight training camp on how to care for wildlife.

"That was part of the story to encourage her to go out there," he said. "It was a bogus ruse to get her out there."

Dannevig was due to appear in court on Thursday.

Police said the case was unusual but warned people using social networking sites to be wary.

"It's an area where predators and perverts and other people just get onto. You just don't know who you could be talking to," Oxford said.

Read more on:    australia  |  facebook
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

4 exercise excuses and how to beat them

Now is the time to kick those excuses right out the door!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Watch: Insane road bike skills!
The most extreme journey ever?
Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!
Adventure holidays for your bucket list

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to focus too intently on outer appearance and beauty which hides who you really are. You are being challenged...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.