A police deepfake video shows a teenager seeking help from the public to solve a 2003 murder case. "Do you know more? then say"

Dutch police said on Monday they had received dozens of clues using deepfake technology. bring teens to life Nearly 20 years after his murder, he appealed to find a witness.

Sedar Soares was shot and killed in 2003 while throwing snowballs with friends in the parking lot of a Rotterdam metro station.

The murder of a 13-year-old boy has puzzled police for years. Police now have permission from the Soares family to make a video of the teenage boy asking the public for help solving his cold case crime.

An eerie life-like image of Soares appears in a one-minute video of Soares meeting the camera and picking up a soccer ball, which Dutch police believed may be the world’s first.

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With moving music, he strolled the scene past a bodyguard made up of relatives, former teachers and friends.

“I need to know who killed my beloved brother, so he came back to life for this movie.” A voice spoke before Soares stopped and dropped the ball.

“Do you know more? Then tell me.” Soares and his relatives and friends said his image had disappeared from the field and before giving police contact information in the video.

“It is very positive that we have already received dozens of reports,” said Rotterdam police spokesman Lillian van Duibenbode, just a day after the deepfake video was released.

“But we haven’t yet confirmed if these leads are available,” she told AFP.

Police initially thought Soares was shot because he threw a snowball at the vehicle, a NOS newscaster said.

But police now say “he was in the wrong place at the wrong time” and were innocent victims of the so-called ‘rip-deal’, a term used by gang members to rob each other.

Police are looking for testimonies from individuals who believed Soares was “a victim of underworld violence by sheer misfortune” and are now aware of the rip deal scam, along with eyewitnesses of the shooting.

Police are hoping for witnesses to come 19 years after the murder. said Daan Annegarn of the Police Investigation Department Communications Team.

“We are increasingly aware of how cold cases can be resolved,” he said. press release. “Science shows that it attacks the minds of witnesses and perpetrators. A personal phone call to share information. What better way than having Sedar and his family talk?”

Police approached Soares’ family to see if they could try unconventional investigative tools, and they supported the idea.

“It takes a lot of work to track down the culprit,” said Janet, Soares’ sister. “This is a big deal.”


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