34 years ago today, I was murdered. I was 14 and had my entire life to live. My family is still looking for my killer.— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 7, 2014
And so begins one of the more intriguing, worthy and most macabre of Twitter accounts.
Bill Comeans was murdered aged just 14-years-old in 1980 and - as he appears to tell us here - those responsible for his death have yet to be found.
You killed me and got away with murder for 34 years. I know youre reading this. It's time. Confess. I forgive you. I forgive you. Bill— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 8, 2014
The account is run by his sister, Kathleen, who was eight at the time of the murder.
This is the last picture of me and my sister together. That was a good Christmas. I loved spending time with her. pic.twitter.com/LqSO6MYtQv— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 11, 2014
The effect is undoubtedly effective but also mildly disturbing, the first-person nature of Twitter giving a voice to a dead person.
1979, 8th grade talent show. Thank you, thank you very much. pic.twitter.com/FfdeX2uPjm— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 9, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
This is the house I grew up in. Well, I didn't really get to grow up, did I? pic.twitter.com/V12HH8ruvg— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 9, 2014
The tactic would appear to be working - it has received media coverage around the world.
This is where my body is, behind a wall of marble. But my soul is walking the streets of gold! pic.twitter.com/3DQTV1Z1nK— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 10, 2014
The latest development is a new detective is starting on the case to check the status of DNA tests.
Area map where my attacks happened. pic.twitter.com/NIGawPmLBc— Bill Comeans (@BillComeans) January 21, 2014