Cops Use MySpace To Find Suspects

3-25-06 - Detectives used profiles posted on the MySpace social networking Web site to identify six suspects in a rape and robbery that began when a party turned violent, leaving blood "in almost every room of the house," officials said.

Six men were arrested in connection with the February 23rd rampage, and a seventh suspect was being sought, Detective Ali Bartley said Friday. The victim, whose name was withheld, became acquainted with the suspects through MySpace, authorities said.

MySpace, a division of NewsCorp., offers a free way for users to meet any of more than 60 million members. Searching by hometown, school or interest, old friends can reconnect, musicians and filmmakers can find audiences and donors can find causes.

MySpace drew 28 million visitors in December