Police in North Carolina are looking into a woman's online gaming habits as they investigate the death of her 11-month-old daughter.
According to WRAL-5, Johni Michelle Heuser has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of baby Harmony, who had been reported missing last Friday, leading to a statewide Amber Alert. On Saturday police found the child's body in the attic of Heuser's home. Heuser said Harmony died weeks ago from crib death and she hid the body out of fear.
From the TV news report:
"As part of their investigation, authorities seized an Xbox video-game system from Heuser's home, and they were examining her playing habits in hopes of developing leads in the case."
"It can be utilized to connect with the Internet, so you can talk with other people, play games with other people, that sort of thing," Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins said.
"In an e-mail to WRAL, a woman who claims to live near the family said she recognized Heuser's game character on her computer. She said Heuser was online as late as last Thursday to participate in a role-playing game."