On Feb. 9, 2012, that video was uploaded to YouTube by a user named "112dirtbag." At first glance, it's just some creepy dude sitting in a dark basement laughing at the camera. Who cares, right? There's probably a cat doing something hilarious, and the guy just has his phone facing the wrong way. Except the video is titled "Happy Anniversary," and it was posted on the anniversary of UMass nursing student Maura Murray's bizarre disappearance. And Maura's father had just been on the news, telling everyone that his daughter was abducted by some "dirtbag" on Route 112 in New Hampshire.
The creep's video became international news, but nobody could figure out who he was (despite the fact that the video is a close-up of his face -- you wouldn't think this would require a team of CSI detectives doing a "zoom and enhance" thing).