17-Year-Old Instagram Celeb Bianca Devins Brutally Murdered In East Utica

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Discord users who saw the photos alerted police.

Her sister posted a tribute to her on Instagram on Sunday.

"You're gonna have to find somebody else to orbit", a man wrote, referencing a term people use for tracking potential romantic interests online.

Officers who tracked the call found Mr Clark stabbing himself in the neck.

Utica police told BuzzFeed News Clark keep posting to Instagram Stories while he was being held at gunpoint by officers.

In a statement, Utica Police said the first responding officer who arrived at the home found Clark lying on the ground next to the vehicle, and when he spotted police, he began to stab himself. Such blatant "growth hacking" also translated onto YouTube, where one user hosted a livestream celebrating Clark's alleged actions.

Police identified the victim as Devins.

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Earlier this year Facebook was heavily criticised for failing to remove graphic vision of the Christchurch shootings. And like the bloodshed in New Zealand, the violence in this case was not only broadcast online - its genesis also appears to have been rooted there.

Clark's bio web page in Instagram signifies he has tried to kill Bianca Devins after the supposed homicide. On Monday, the tech giant removed the suspect's Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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Devins' killing highlighted long-standing questions about the ability and willingness of technology companies to regulate the content that makes their services so profitable.

A spokesman for Instagram told DailyMail.com: 'We removed this image, and subsequently the account, for violating our policies. "They're kids." Brandon's reference to Bianca is unsure, some say he stalked her after a live performance whereas others say they had been in a relationship.

In a summit with world leaders in Paris in response to the attacks, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter agreed to introduce new measures to their businesses to help eliminate violent and terrorist content from the internet. At this time, police said Clark pulled out a cellphone and took photos of himself laying across Devins' body. Devins sent another Discord user messages about holding hands with the other friend and kissing him at the show.

"We are working closely with law enforcement to provide any assistance we can", a Discord spokesperson said in a statement. "In the meantime, our hearts go out to Bianca's family and loved ones".

Devins and Clark met on Instagram about two months ago, which turned into a "personally intimate" relationship, according to the statement.

The police said that the couple was driving back from a concert in New York City sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday when an argument between the two resulted in her death. Police said they got into an argument at the venue, but did not elaborate. Police said investigators were directed to the end of Poe Street off Culver Avenue, where they found an SUV with one woman dead and a man who sustained serious injuries.

It is believed that the two went to the location of the incident on Sunday morning where the fight escalated and Clark used a large knife to kill Devins.

A statement from the Devins family given to Rolling Stone said Bianca was a "talented artist, loving sister, and a wonderful girl taken from us all too soon".

Devins was popular on social media, but also had just graduated from high school and planned to attend college to obtain a degree in Psychology.

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