35 year-old American Ashely Ann Olson was found murdered in her apartment in Florence, Italy by her Italian boyfriend. Weeks earlier, she had posted pictures of herself from afar on Instagram with hashtags like #stalker #creeperintheback #f***off and #creeper. It is unknown how she got the pictures or whether it was a joke or not.
There has been fear in Italy that the case will turn into a legal nightmare similar to Amanda Knox’s case in the murder of Meredith Kercher. Police said they cannot confirm that Olson was strangled until an autopsy is performed, but they did confirm that her boyfriend found her with bruises and scratches on her neck.