This disgusting 4chan murder confession is not the next viral joke
Amber Lynn, a young mother, was found murdered in her home on Tuesday afternoon. Before the gruesome discovery, Lynn's boyfriend and accused killer David Kalac posted graphic images of her lifeless body to the internet forum 4chan.
Kalac, 33, of Port Orchard, Washington, posted a disturbing murder confession to 4chan after committing a brutal crime. In the posted pictures, a nude woman is depicted with marks on her throat, apparently strangled. Kalac allegedly included the chilling message, "Turns out it's way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks on the movies."
When users questioned whether or not the post was real, Kalac added, "Check the news for Port Orchard Washington in a few hours. Her son will be home from school soon. He'll find her, then call the cops. I just wanted to share the pics before they find me. I bought a BB gun that looks realistic enough. When they come, I'll pull it and it will be suicide by cop. I understand the doubts. Just check the f****** news. I have to lose my phone now."
Police have confirmed through court documents that the online images matched the deceased woman, Amber Lynn. Police also matched the interior of the residence in the photos to the actual crime scene.
After the alleged strangling occurred, authorities believe Kalac drove off in the victim's vehicle. Chase ensued when Portland police identified the car just after midnight on Wednesday. Kalac later surrendered and is cooperating with police investigators.
This is where the story gets even more heartbreaking, if at all possible. Just as Kalac so cavalierly predicted in his murder confession post, Lynn's 13-year-old son found her lifeless and naked body when he got home from school. This poor child not only lost his mother, but now he has to deal with the trauma for years — both in his memory and through disgusting photos circulated online.
Let's not mince words: Kalac is a monster. He turned murder into a status update, and that is just sick. He went so far as to brag about this murder on the internet, and he made sure to leave his dead girlfriend's body for her son to find.
But we have many more people to blame than Kalac. I'm looking at you, internet. Not only did this sicko Kalac post a braggy, jokey status about his crime, but he did it because the internet underworld finds it hilarious. 4chan has already been deemed terrible because of the nude celebrity photo hacks. Forum posters outside of 4chan are asking to see these murder pics. Commenters confirm that the strangled woman's photos are circulating and have been turned into internet memes.
Just let that sink in for a minute. A dead mother's photos are being made into an internet joke. This is unacceptable. Kalac is a monster, and so are you if you share any of these photos. If this poor woman's child ever finds an internet meme of his dead mother, shame on all of us.