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Social media aiding police investigations in Ky.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky State Police and other departments in Kentucky are embracing social media as a tool in criminal investigations.

State police officials say websites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming increasingly useful as a way to seek information, tips and evidence in investigations.

State police started a Facebook page about three years ago, and The Daily News in Bowling Green reports it now has more than 30,000 followers. Earlier this year state police published on Facebook photos of the rings found with an unidentified woman whose body was found in 2001 along Interstate 65 in Simpson County.

One commenter on the website figured out what company made the ring. Police are still pursuing her identity, but now with new clues.

Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

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