Google to Remove Image of Slain Teen from Google Maps

Google has decided to accelerate the updating of satellite images in Google Maps that appear to show the body of a slain teen from 2009. At a certain location in Richmond, California, in the satellite view, there it appears that there is a police car and officers standing around viewing something. Apparently, according to reports, “Kevin Barrera, 14, was shot and killed in 2009. Police discovered his body near a railroad track in Richmond on August 15 of that year, at an address that roughly matches the one of the scene in question.”

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It appears that there is a police car near the railroad tracks if you view that location (as of the time of this post) using the Google satellite feature from within Google Maps.

Brian McClendon, vice president of Google Maps, told CNN that “Google has Google has never accelerated the replacement of updated satellite imagery from our maps before, but given the circumstances we wanted to make an exception in this case.” They say it will take up to 8 days to remove the images.