Up-and-coming internet personality Bianca Michelle Devins was reportedly murdered before her killer posted a gruesome photo of her dead body in an SUV on his Instagram page.
The photo has been circulating on Instagram, Twitter, and 4Chan.
Bianca Devins had nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram under the names ‘escty‘ and ‘beegtfo‘ and has been described as an e-girl. She was reportedly active on 4Chan under the name Oxychan and lived in Utica, New York. She and her alleged killer — identified online as Brandon Andrew Clark, although this has not been confirmed by police — reportedly met on the Discord app.
According to a news report by the Observer-Dispatch, Utica police are investigating a suspected homicide, with the victim identified locally as being Devins.
Police were called to the end of Poe Street off Culver Avenue where investigators found an SUV with one woman dead inside along with a man who had serious injuries.
Police Lt. Bryan Coromato, speaking about the homicide in Utica, said police received a call at 7 a.m. on Sunday which led them to the crime scene. He said, “We got a call from one of the parents that was concerned about some things that were occurring in the relationship at this point. At this point that call along with what occurred is still under investigation so we have nothing further to release at this point on that.”
According to LocalSYR.com, when police arrived at the scene they found a man outside an SUV who told them he had killed his girlfriend and that he was going to harm himself with a knife. The victim’s body was said to have been found close to the SUV.
Brandon Clark, who goes by the name of yesjuliet on Instagram, reportedly posted Bianca’s dead body in a now-deleted Instagram story. However, several users have reposted the graphic photo on social media with many users demanding it should be taken down.
Clark’s Instagram page bio suggests that he attempted suicide following the alleged killing of Bianca Devins. It reads, “10/06/1997 – 7/14/19 Just know that I feel no pain now”.
Utica police took an unidentified man with serious injuries to hospital.
Bianca’s sister confirmed her death on Instagram in a touching tribute. She also posted an Instagram Story saying there would be a candlelit vigil held for her sister today.
After being targeted for online abuse, Brandon Clark’s brother James Ward took to Instagram to confirmed that his brother killed someone and attempted suicide.
In the caption for his Instagram photo, James said he was unaware of his brother’s actions because he is currently stationed in Alaska for military service.
He also slammed Instagram trolls for targeting family members, saying: “I’m deeply sorry something like this came from my family and my heart goes out for the family of the victim, but think about when his little sister and brothers find out what a disgusting thing he’s done, and get blamed for it. They’re kids.”
The relationship status between Brandon and Bianca is unclear, with some saying he stalked her after a concert while others claim that the two were in, or had been, in a relationship.