Marcel Hesse's Darknet Murder Confession
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Marcel Hesse is a 19-year-old resident of Herne, Germany who rose to international notoriety for killing his nine-year-old neighbor and sharing the footage and photographs of his crime on various message boards in March 2017. After three days of a nationwide manhunt operation, Hesse was captured and arrested by the police on March 9th.
On March 6th, 2017, Marcel Hesse, a 19-year-old resident of Herne, Germany, approached his neighbor's house and asked the youngest of the three brothers, Jayden, if he would help him put up a ladder. According to the police investigation, Hesse lured the nine-year-old boy back to his home and killed him by repeatedly stabbing him with a knife 58 times, all the while filming his senseless act of murder on camera. Within the hour of committing murder, Hesse posted the video and several pictures of himself posing beside the lifeless body of his victim to an anonymous Darknet message board.
That evening, the local authorities in Herne launched an investigation in search of Jayden and a possible murder suspect after the boy's mother reported her son as missing, as well as an anonymous tip from someone who saw Hesse's post on the message board. By March 7th, the investigation had snowballed into a nationwide manhunt when Jayden's body was found in the basement of Hesse's house, with the main suspect nowhere to be found. In the following 72 hours, the German police used helicopters and K-9 dogs in search of Hesse, while schools and kindergartens in Herne were placed on lockdown.
Hesse's Online Activities
Even after the public announcement of the nationwide manhunt operation, Hesse reportedly continued to boast about his killing and share more photographs from the crime scene on various online chat rooms and WhatsApp, along with a series of disturbing messages alluding to his one or more acts of murder.
Social Media Reaction
As the news of the horrifying murder in the city of Herne spread across Germany's social networking sites and online news outlets, additional photographs and writings allegedly posted by the suspect or his friend on numerous message boards, including 4chan. On March 6th, an anonymous user claiming to be a friend of Hesse spilled the beans on 4chan's /b/ board, along with several links to photographic proof, which was subsequently screen-captured and posted on Reddit's /r/4chan later that same day. On March 8th, an ominous post written in German about an imminent killing spree surfaced on 4chan's /b/ board, which also made the rounds among German users on Twitter. The authenticity of the posts remain unverified (shown below).
On the evening of March 9th, Hesse walked into a Greek fast food restaurant in Herne and told the owner to call the police, effectively turning himself in. Furthermore, Hesse also alerted the police to a burning apartment nearby the restaurant, where another body of a 22-year-old man was discovered. According to the authorities, Hesse has admitted to both crimes.
 Twitter – Search Results for 'marcel hesse'
 Twitter – Search Results for 'marcel heße'
 4chan – So…wtf germany
 4chan – Still think that germany is a good & pretty place
 Reddit – /b/tard about Marcel Hesse
 Reddit – Child Murdered on /b/
 The Independent – Manhunt for teen who killed boy (9) in online video clip
 The Sun – ‘CHILD KILLER’ CAUGHT Martial arts fanatic who filmed himself ‘stabbing boy, 9, to death’ hands himself in to German cops
 The Sun – Stepdad of little boy, 9, stabbed to death for sick German ‘snuff movie’ describes moment he found the lad’s body in a cellar
 The Irish Times – German teen bragged on Darknet about stabbing of boy
 Daily Mail – German 'thrill-killer' posed with bloodied knife inside flat of second victim he stabbed 68 times as it emerges the 'military mad' teenager was rejected by the army for being unstable
 The Telegraph – German police hunt for child killer who boasted of murder on dark web
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