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Twitter stalker suspected in Hannah Truelove homicide in Gainesville, Georgia

Twitter may hold the key to the death of Georgia teen Hannah Truelove, who tweeted that she was being stalked.

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Hannah Truelove, 16, of Gainesville was found dead in a wooded area two weeks after tweeting "I got me an uglyass stalker." (Sean Gallup/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter may hold the key to the death of Georgia teen Hannah Truelove, police said.

According to ABC News, Truelove, 16, was found dead Friday in a wooded area near the apartment she shared with her mother a day after being reported missing.

Her death was ruled a homicide Monday, the New York Daily News reported, two weeks after the Gainesville High School junior tweeted, "I got me an uglyass stalker."

The Aug. 12 tweet from the handle @hannahtruelove, was followed by one saying, "So scared right now."

She posted other "cryptic" messages about love and relationships, the Post wrote, and on Aug. 22 told her 345 followers: “I need to move out of these dang apartments.”

Her last tweet was sent the next day, Aug. 23 — the day she went missing.

Papers cited the Hall County Sheriff's Office as saying a resident of the complex discovered her body and that it showed signs of trauma. 

Sgt Kiley Sargent told The Gainesville Times that Truelove received injuries that "were indicative that she died from a violent death."

Sargent told the newspaper that authorities don't believe it was a random assault and have information that Truelove may have known her attacker.

"We think at this point it's not a random crime. We think that this was a crime that involved persons who knew each other. We have no indication it was random," Maj. Woodrow Tripp of the Hall County Sheriff's Office told Channel 2

According to the broadcaster, condolences have been flowing on Twitter, using a #heartsforhannah hashtag.

One person also tweeted: "sick world." 

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