Calif. man says Google Maps image shows slain son

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Updated: 11/18/2013 8:28 pm

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man says a Google Maps satellite image near a rail line shows the body of his teenage son, who was shot and killed in 2009.

Richard Barrea is asking the Internet giant to take down the image out of respect for his son, Kevin. The 14-year-old's body was found on a path near railroad tracks that separate North Richmond from San Pablo on Aug. 15, 2009.

Richard Barrea told KTVU-TV over the weekend the image brings back memories of his son's death. He said he became aware of it earlier in the week.

The image shows what appears to be a body on the ground with several other people, presumably investigators, around it. It was up on Monday.

An e-mail to Google was not immediately returned.

Kevin's slaying remains unsolved.

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buacl - 11/19/2013 7:48 PM
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Google made a statement this morning that they will be removing that image and that it will take about 8 days. This must have been awful for the family.
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