A video of TikTokers discovering a murdered couple in baggage that washed ashore in Seattle has been taken down following pleas from the victims’ family members.
Jessica Lewis, 35, and boyfriend Austin “Cash” Wenner, 27, have been discovered June 19, wrapped in rubbish baggage and stuffed inside suitcases on a West Seattle shore, authorities mentioned.
A number of younger individuals have been seen within the TikTok clip stumbling throughout a black suitcase on a rocky shoreline and laughing earlier than they understand what’s inside.
“Something traumatic happened that changed my life,” TikTok consumer UghHenry wrote within the caption.
The group contacted 911 concerning the grotesque discover and an investigation was launched into the double homicide.
However the video remained on the social media platform, prompting the victims’ family members to plead for its elimination, the BBC reported.
Gina Jaschke, Lewis’ aunt, appealed to the kids after the couple was recognized to acknowledge them as “people.”
“I would’ve thought by then that they would know better to put it down,” Jaschke mentioned. “You know these people have families, these people have children.”
The social media firm has mentioned the disturbing footage didn’t violate its pointers.
However two days after the households’ plea, the video was faraway from the platform — although it’s unclear whether or not the corporate or the consumer took it down.
The creator of the video didn’t instantly reply to request for remark, the outlet reported.