AIDEN Fucci, the 14-year-old accused of murder is being held at a juvenile detention center for 21 days.
The teenager was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.
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What is the Snapchat photo of Aiden Fucci?
A photo of Aiden Fucci is resurfacing on social media of him behind a cop car holding up a peace sign with the caption: “hey guys has inybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately."
During a police press conference on Monday, May 10, Sheriff Robert Hardwick said officials were aware of the photo.
“I will say our real-time intelligence center really has captured all these videos as much as we can. We monitor it,” Hardwick said.
“Unfortunately, with some of these things that are actually maybe you think is detrimental to the case actually help us to in the case and actually don’t actually hurt the case because we’re collecting this media.”
The Sun can confirm it is now being probed by police as part of their investigation.
Before Tuesday, May 11’s court appearance, Hardwick told WOKV that the image shows he is "proud of what he did."
"I know it looks egregious with him making those statements in that car, but that is now evidence that we gather and use against him.
"So that just makes our case a better case to present to the State Attorney’s office and to present to a jury down the road saying this was his mindset."
Fucci was a fellow student at the school that Tristyn went to but it is not yet clear how they knew each other.
What happened to Tristyn Bailey?
Tristyn was last seen in St Johns, Florida on Sunday morning, May 9, after being reported missing by her family at 10am.
Her body was found by a neighbor in the woods near her Durbin Crossing home.
Hardwick made an announcement explaining that he believes Tristyn's body has been found.
He also confirmed that her body was fully clothed, but her cause of death was not revealed.
Her sister had earlier posted on social media asking for any information about the cheerleader’s disappearance.
She wrote: “Please check your kids’ accounts for anything that can help us.
“Help us locate our sweet sassy cheer star!! I need my blonde haired twin back.”
What sentence is Aiden Fucci facing?
It is unclear whether or not the teen will be tried as an adult – with the sheriff saying it is still too early on in the investigation to determine.
However, if Fucci is charged as an adult, he could face life in jail if he is found guilty of the second-degree murder charges.
Tristyn's cousin, Connie Stull, exclusively told The Sun that she hopes Aiden confesses.
Fucci appeared to hold back tears as his detention terms were read out, before rolling his eyes when his parents were told they will have to pay $5 per day while he remains in the center.
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