Police say a 16-year-old confessed in an Instagram video chat to killing a girl and asked for help disposing of the body. | Tech Reddy


By Tavleen Tarrant, CNN

A teenager has been charged with adultery after police say he killed another teenager and confessed in an Instagram video chat, asking for help in disposing of the body.

Police in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, said they received a call from a woman Friday afternoon who said her daughter had received a video call from a 16-year-old acquaintance.

“During the video chat, the 16-year-old said he had killed someone,” police said in a statement. “He then changed the video and showed someone’s legs and feet covered in blood. He asked for help to dispose of the body.

Police said officers responded to a residence and saw a young man running away. A young woman was found on the bathroom floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

“Some evidence was also found that extensive steps were taken to clean up the crime scene,” the police said.

Police said a short time later, the 16-year-old – whom they identified as Joshua Cooper – was located and taken into custody. He was denied bail on several serious charges, including criminal homicide, and sent to a juvenile detention center, police said. CNN could not determine whether Cooper has legal status.

Bensalem is a city in Bucks County with about 60,000 residents, half an hour’s drive northeast of Philadelphia.

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