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04-25-2013, 04:10 PM
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schmautzy
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Originally Posted by dabid View Post
On the scanner, probably talking about something unrelated, mentioned the last name "Mulugeta". The cop, to confirm that the last name started with M stated "M as in Mike". So suspect #1 became Mike Mulugeta. Then some guy on twitter, forget who he was affiliated with, said suspect #2 was Sunil Tripathi and he heard it on the scanner (obviously, it turned out Tripathi was never mentioned on the scanner). Then it spread around the internet like a wildfire and those two names became the suspects. That along with reports of bombs being found on Brown the day Tripathi went missing, I was convinced and shocked when NBC released the names of the real suspects at around 7 am.
I was curious where the name Mulugetta came from.
I need to go back and read this thread from that night.
I remember it went from being the missing kid to possible turk, russian or chechnyan military.
Also, I think the missing kid rumor started from that girl who went to high school with him and thought it looked like him in the pictures.

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