The body of 14-year-old Kevin Barrea from the San Francisco Bay Area can apparently be seen lying by railroad tracks, following a still unsold incident in which he was shot and killed.
Speaking to KTVU-TV this weekend, his father Richard Barrea said that he came across the image a few days prior and was horrified by what he saw. He then made the request for Google to remove the image as a mark of respect for both him and Kevin, though he didn’t state whether or not he had directly contacted Google to make the request.
“When I see this image, it’s still like that happened yesterday,” he said at the weekend.
“And that brings me back to a lot of memories.”
The photograph on Google Maps does indeed appear to depict a body lying on the ground, with a group of investigators close by and a police car behind them. The spot next to the railway line is said to be the exact place in which Kevin Barrea’s body was found in 2009 after he went missing for four days beginning August 15.
Police are yet to establish a motive for the killing or name any suspects.