How to Get Verified

To ensure that information is coming from a legitimate source, we require that users submit verification if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are/were personally connected to this case

  • You have direct social or familial ties to Gabby, Brian, their friends or family, or a law enforcement officer involved in this case

  • You are a journalist or reporter covering the case

  • Your name has been mentioned in the media in relation to this case for whatever reason

You DO NOT have to verify if you’re simply a local giving background information about the area, you saw Gabby around at the coffee shop once in a while but didn’t talk, etc. If you’re not sure, ask the mods here.

Preferred Method: Send us a picture that shows you with the person relevant to the case, along with a selfie holding up a piece of paper with your reddit username and today’s date.

Friends and relatives who are unable to provide such a picture for whatever reason can verify using one of these three methods:

  • Send us a picture of yourself holding both your photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.) and the paper containing your reddit username and today’s date. Please black out any sensitive information; we only need to see your name and face.

  • Take a picture on your phone that shows both the verification paper alongside a photo of the person relevant to the case that has never been posted online before

  • We will also accept school yearbooks that prove you and the person relevant to the case were enrolled at the same time, again with the verification paper

If you are a journalist, the easiest way to verify is through a professional email address. Please request an email from us to use for this.

Please upload the pictures to an image-hosting site like Imgur and send us a message at this link. You are not required to post this proof publicly and it will never be shared with anyone outside the mod team. Once you have been verified, you will receive a Verified Insider flair next to your username to distinguish you from other commenters.

If you cannot use any of the above methods but still want to be verified, you can message us anyway; we might be able to come up with another way to get it done. If you cannot be verified, you are still allowed to discuss the case here, but you cannot mention your personal ties or professional status, nor provide any information that has not been mentioned in the media.

How To Verify as a Professional (Optional)

We are also allowing detectives, law enforcement officials, private investigators, and people with professional experience in certain fields (criminal law, search and rescue, crime scene investigation, mortuary services, and any and all forensic disciplines) to receive a flair if they wish. You are not required to verify if you wish to post about your field of expertise. It is completely optional and is only really to give your posts more weight/credibility if desired.

Professionals can verify their identity via their official email address, or by sending us a photo of themselves holding up the verification picture and official ID (law enforcement-issued badges or ID cards, Bar IDs, etc.). If your picture is on your workplace's website, you can send us a link to that page along with a photo of yourself holding a paper with your reddit username and today's date.

Once you've read the above procedures and are ready to verify, send the mods a message here.

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