Arizona police were able to truck suspected in connection to a March murder after police discovered his search history and location from records provided by Google.
police obtained warrants to search his Google history in order to find the suspect who murdered Joseph Knight who was found dead on March 14 from apparent gunshot wounds.
George Luis Molina, 23, was arrested Dec. 12 after Avondale police requested records from Google about accounts that were in the area at the time of the killing. One account belonged to Molina.
a white car was spotted driving away from the area where Knight was murdered.
Molina appeared to own a white Honda and his search history also allegedly included the terms “sniper I-17” and “Phoenix shooter today”.
The suspect was arrested at a Goodyear store where he worked and police failed to find a gun or shell casings. Police reportedly found marijuana and a glass pipe in the vehicle.
Molina initially denied having any knowledge of a shooting or murder that had taken place, but when presented with the search history he did not provide an explanation to authorities, the Arizona Republic reported, citing court documents.
Molina was being held in Maricopa County Jail on $500,000 bail for premeditated first-degree murder, discharging a firearm within city limits, discharging a firearm at a residence, drive-by shooting, marijuana possession, and drug paraphernalia possession.