UTICA, N.Y. (WPIX/CNN) -- Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Bianca Devins, according to Utica police in upstate New York. He’s accused of killing a teen internet personality and posting gruesome photos of her body online.
Clark is still hospitalized Wednesday after stabbing himself in the neck, police say, when officers responded to a report of a suicidal man who had killed a woman Sunday morning.
The body of Devins was found under a tarp nearby. Her throat had been slashed.
Police said Clark and Devins met on Instagram about two months ago and grew close.
They were driving back from a concert in New York City sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said an argument between the two precipitated her death.
It was on a social app for gamers, Discord, where Clark posted photos of Devins’ body, police say.
Members of Discord who saw the ghastly images contacted the Utica Police Department.
“The first call was from Tennessee,” Utica Police Lt. Bryan Coromato said Wednesday. “Someone on Discord saw the picture of her. She appeared to be deceased with a large wound on her neck, and it said her name and Utica, New York.”
Utica police said they received several 911 calls about a suicidal man who said he killed a woman.
When an officer arrived and found Clark, the suspect started stabbing his throat with a large knife, police said. He didn’t respond to the officer’s verbal commands, Coromato said.
“He’s posting photos of himself,” the police spokesman said after watching bodycam footage from the scene.