Hyde Homicide & Social Media

RENO, NV - Clay Keith shares with us a picture taken of Jared Hyde last summer.

It is one of the last photos of Jared Clay has.

Jared was beaten to death last Saturday night.

“The morning of Sunday there was a couple of posts on Facebook. I thought it was a joke, then after there were 100 posts,” says Clay Keith.

Keith says it was no joke, and with the days that have followed, social media conversations have helped friends, family, even law enforcement put the pieces together.

“Who did it and why. There was really no issue. There is no reason that should happen,” says David Holloway, another friend of Hyde’s.

“This generation right now is the social media generation. They see things and they post things and it’s important for law enforcement to keep up with that as well,” says Deputy Armando Avino, with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

One picture has been circulating throughout the network for the last couple of days.

It's a picture of Robert "Bobby" Schneuringer who some said was involved in the fight Saturday night that led to Hyde's death.

Last night the Sheriff's office released pictures of two suspects in the case they are currently looking for:

20-year old Andrue A-J Jefferson and 20-year old Robert "Bobby" Schneuringer

Late Wednesday afternoon investigators say they made contact with Jefferson.

No arrest was made.

But they still want to talk to Schneuringer.

Social networking played a role in getting the word out about Hyde's death.

It started Sunday morning.

Investigators say it’s turned into a real emotional case.

Still they say they want to hear from people who were at the motocross area off of Lemmon Valley drive Saturday night, someone who saw something that will help them solve this case.

Investigators have received a number of tips through the Secret Witness phone line.

But that crime fighting organization has also begun to use social media

Tips on this or any other crime can be reported by testing 847-411—keyword SW.


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