Snapchat photo of Aiden Fucci


Teen takes ‘chilling’ Snapchat right after allegedly killing cheerleader

The Snapchat is just one of the social media posts being looked into by authorities.


Eilish O'Sullivan


Posted on May 11, 2021   Updated on May 12, 2021, 10:42 am CDT

A 14-year-old boy in Florida made a Snapchat post about the 13-year-old girl he is accused of killing. 

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced in a public statement that Aiden Fucci was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Fucci is accused of fatally stabbing Tristyn Bailey, a seventh-grade cheerleader who reportedly went to the same school and grew up in the same neighborhood as him. Bailey’s cause of death, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Tuesday afternoon statement, was “sharp force trauma by stabbing.” 

After Fucci was arrested, he took a selfie for Snapchat, captioning it: “Hey guys has inybody seen Tristyn lately.” In the photo, the unhandcuffed teen can be seen in a reflection holding up the peace sign while sitting in the back of a patrol car. 

Bailey was reportedly last seen early morning Sunday at a community center, local outlet WJXT reported. Her family reported her missing hours later, at around 10am local time. A neighbor found Bailey’s body that evening following a community-wide effort to search the area around the center for her. 

Fucci reportedly posted the Snapchat later that night. While the investigation is reportedly in its “beginning stages,” according to the New York Post, the Snapchat is just one of the social media posts being looked into by authorities, according to Click Orlando

After a press conference, a spokesperson for the St. Johns County Sheriff reportedly said that “all social media is being looked at and is part of the investigation.”

Fucci is being held at a Department of Juvenile Justice facility and was ordered by a judge at a court appearance on Tuesday morning to remain detained for 21 days or until the next court order, Click Orlando reported. 

The Daily Dot has reached out to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

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*First Published: May 11, 2021, 5:09 pm CDT