Alleged Facebook Stalker Found Hanged
Cops call off hunt for suspected murderer
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 13, 2009 6:01 AM CST
Appleton's ex-girlfriend Clare Wood was found murdered and burned last week.
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(Newser) – A suspected murderer believed to be stalking potential victims on Facebook has been found hanged, reports the Independent. The body of George Appleton, 40, was found in a deserted building in Manchester. Police had been hunting him since his former girlfriend was found murdered and burned last week. Several women reported that Appleton had recently contacted them on Facebook and asked to meet, eliciting a police warning not to respond to Appleton under any circumstances.