Dad Begs Google To Remove Image Of Dead Son

A dad is pleading with Google Earth bosses to remove an image of his murdered 14-year-old son which can be seen on the system's satellite map view.

Kevin Barrera's body was found battered and shot to death beside train tracks in Richmond, California, in 2009, and the shocking image was captured by Google's satellites.

Now the tragic teenager's dad is appealing to the company to take the picture down.

"When I see this image, that's still like that happened yesterday," the distraught father told KTVU. "And that brings me back to a lot of memories."

Mr Barrera first learned that the picture was visible on Google earlier this week, and immediately asked them to take it down out of respect for his dead son and the family.

Kevin's killer has never been brought to justice. The teenager, who was known to police, reportedly spent the evening of August 14 with his family, but later went out alone after receiving some some phone calls. A passer-by then found his body the following morning.

At the time, his dad told reporters that he didn't know 'the right words' to say how he felt about his son's death and that his heart was 'really broke'.

Google say they are working to remove the image.