Port Orchard, Washington – Accused Murderer David Kalac is said to have posted pictures of the girlfriend that he strangled to death on popular online forum 4chan prior to being caught by the police.
The victim was Amber Lynn Coplin, and after strangling her, Kalac apparently left the body to be discovered by her 13 year old sign while he went to a bar for drinks and conversation before being apprehended.
The images posted on popular online message board 4chan show are extremely graphic and show the victim naked and already dead. The police later confirmed that the photos were indeed of Coplin.
Users on the 4chan board originally reacted with skepticism and disbelief – others offered encouragement for the act, but it is likely that the majority of users doubted the veracity of the photos. When it was later revealed that the photos were genuine, the users turned to trying to track down the killer and notify the family of the deceased.
Kalac, 33, posted the following in his initial message: ““Turns out its way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks on the movies.”
He then posted “She fought so Damn hard”.
Further on, he replies to the skepticism of many of the users with “Check the news for port orchard Washington in a few hours. Her son will be home from school soon. He’ll find her, then call the cops. I just wanted to share the pics before they find me. I bought a bb gun that looks realistic enough. When they come, I’ll pull it and it will be suicide by cop. I understand the doubts. Just check the fucking news. I have to lose my phone now.”
It appears that Kalac initially intended to commit ‘suicide by cop’, but he later turned himself in to police.
4chan Killer Intended for the Son of his Victim to Discover the Body
Kalac apparently left the body in the victim of her own home, and his posts of the internet message board indicate that he intended for her 13 year old son to discover the body. Apparently after the murder, Kalac went to a local bar where he stayed for four hours.
Police have stated that the killer has a history of violent crime. Local TV station KPTV reported that ‘she killed me first’ was written on a picture at the crime scene, and on the blinds were written the words ‘bad news’.
A confession note written by Kalac was found by the police. The note contained the following “I killed Amber Coplin. I strangled her with my hands, then a shoelace. I had No reason other than I was Drunk and she pissed me off. Running from the cops was so fun. DK.”
The charges against Kalac were originally for 2nd degree murder, but prosecutors increased the charges to 1st degree murder after the discovery of the note.
The screenshots of the original 4chan post including pictures of the deceased can be found online, but out of respect for the victim they will not be linked here. They can be found linked to in the comments to this reddit post