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Google Streetview Helping Police With Enquiries

According to The Age Google Streetview is being used to try and find the cause of death of a woman in Victoria, Australia. The woman's body had been wrapped in plastic bags and then abandoned in the garden of an empty house.

"During forensic work at the crime scene on Wednesday, police were approached by a Google Earth operator who had been tracking the area by satellite for the past week.

The operator may have picked up some vital clues in his work and police are now going through footage to see if they can detect any activity around the house late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning."

The Age mentions a Google Earth van so I assume it was a Google Streetview van and streetview images rather than Google Earth satellite images being used.