What police heard in those calls was horrifying: Someone had uploaded an image of a bloodied, lifeless young woman to the server, her throat marred by a deep gash. "When I close my eyes, those images haunt me", she wrote.
Chels says she knew Devins through Discord and that they connected over their mental illness.
Authorities disarmed Clark and after a struggle took him into custody and to a hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery for "severe" injuries from which is is expected to survive, according to Utica police.
- Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 15, 2019Bianca's murder may freak you out but it is far from extraordinary.
Utica was the area where she lived in NY. Users reported the image, but Instagram initially did not find it "in violation of its guidelines", according to BuzzFeed News. 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. He allegedly slit her throat and after posting her pictures, slit his own throat as well. The alleged killer then shared a video on his IG Story of him driving down a dark road with the caption: "Here comes Hell".
He then allegedly went on to post gory pictures of the murder online, with the words: "I'm sorry Bianca".
A Utica police spokesman, Sgt. Michael Curley, confirmed the authenticity of the post.
Devins' killing highlighted long-standing questions about the ability and willingness of technology companies to regulate the content that makes their services so profitable.
The post was taken down from Instagram by Monday morning and Clark's account @yesjuliet was removed.
Discord users who saw the photos alerted police. Police said an argument between the two precipitated her death.
Discord expressed regrets in a statement sent by spokesman Will DeGirolamo.
"We reached out to [Instagram] as soon as we learned they were up there - it's obvious it took about 24 hours to take down", Coromato said.
"We are very grateful for the outpouring of love and sympathy we have received from our Friends, Family, Bianca's Friends and the whole community".
Utica police said today something happened at the concert - possibly something involving another male - that may have led to a disagreement between Devins and Clark. "They are children." Brandon's connection with Bianca is uncertain, some say he stalked her after a concert while others say they were in a relationship.
The argument "progressed" until Clark used a large, black handled knife to kill the teenager, the statement reads.
Ms Devins had more than 70,000 followers on Instagram and was described by family as "a talented artist and a loving sister, daughter, and cousin".