FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s office says it’s getting some promising leads after having devoted its Twitter feed to a true crime story written as if it were narrated by an 8-year-old girl who disappeared 33 years ago.
Palm Beach County sheriff’s spokeswoman Therese Barbera said Tuesday that the Memorial Day weekend, campaign centering on the May 27, 1984, disappearance of Christy Luna, produced numerous leads that detectives are reviewing.
Christy disappeared from her Greenacres neighborhood after leaving a small grocery store where she had bought food for her cats. A massive search never found her. No one was ever charged, although detectives looked at three suspects who Barbera says remain viable.
“It’s been amazing,” Barbera said, adding that several potential witnesses said seeing the tweets triggered memories.
The sheriff’s office posted about 50 tweets over three days, copying a campaign by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to generate leads in the 1986 slaying of 16-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown of Thompson, Manitoba. That case remains unsolved….