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Facebook Message Led to Arrests in Child's Death

Associated Press

July 09, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities say a Facebook message led them to a couple who had custody of a girl whose body was recently found in the crawl space of a vacant Colorado home.

Hanif Sims and his girlfriend, Monique Lynch, both 29, were arrested Wednesday in Henderson, Nev. El Paso County investigators had been looking for the couple since the body of 9-year-old Genesis Sims was found in May in a town home in Monument.

El Paso County officials say detectives tracked a Facebook message the couple wrote back to Henderson.

An arrest warrant was previously issued for Sims for suspected assault and misdemeanor child abuse. Sheriff’s officials said Thursday a warrant was being prepared for Lynch for suspected child abuse resulting in death.


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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Great work by the investigators !!

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42212 Comments

    Great police work. Rest In Peace.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest in peace Genesis,
    Great work detectives!
    I am speechless as far as Hanif and Monique go...
    tears me apart, all the more reason of wanting to get into the
    PD, to catch wing-nuts like these*

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Great job!

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    dslow

    about 4 years ago

    704 Comments

    Hanif and Monique. Hell has a special place for you two!

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Outstanding work. I hope they put these two away for a very long time.

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    Katz

    about 4 years ago

    8260 Comments

    Great detective work. Still brings tears to my eyes, as I just can't understand how anyone can hurt a child. RIP little Genesis...

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    fernandez

    about 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    Great work.

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    RoyalVT

    about 4 years ago

    604 Comments

    nice work detectives!

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    KAICHARESE

    about 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    RIP Genesis

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    dolphinblue

    about 4 years ago

    42984 Comments

    Run with the angels Genesis.

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    rajajuvera

    about 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Y give them any bail? Y give them a life that tax payers have 2 pay 4. Do 2 them wat they did 2 her. Children should never be harmed! Then 2 leave their own kidds just 2 get away. Really. Facebook is very interesting site

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    $500,000 Bail set for each of them. The couple's two sons have previously been taken away by the California Department of Human Services. Real Pieces of Work.............RIP Precious Genesis. God holds you safely in Heaven where no one can harm you again.

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    thev8man

    about 4 years ago

    1828 Comments

    i glad that it helped out

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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

    50392 Comments

    Face book to the rescue again.

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