I just got this email:

Dear Mr. Kim,

I hope you will understand why I would like to remain anonymous,
under the circumstances. I will walk away from this e-mail account
after sending this e-mail. I found your address at Network
Solutions, in the contact information for tabulas.com.

I've recently come across a blog hosted on your service in which
somebody, claiming to be a serial killer, confesses to having
committed two murders already, going into detail in connection with
one of them, and has announced his intention of killing again,
saying that God has ordered him to do so. Please do not simply
delete this person's account. I've already contacted the FBI, doing
so very quickly, before noticing where the user claims to be
posting from, and the Manila PD, where he claims to be committing
his crimes.

Your logs should have the IP address he used to post, and IP
addresses can be looked up, yielding the ISP the blogger used to
connect to the Internet, as I'm sure you know. The ISP, presented
with the IP address and time of posting, should be able to
determine which of its users had posted using that IP address. I'm
sure you wouldn't want to obstruct justice in any way, and leave
this person free to kill again, so please hold onto those records.
The url for the blog is


and the contents of his first two posts follow. Most recent post:


Note to Police:

If you need to get in touch with Mr. Kim, the contact information
listed for his domain name can be found at the end of this e-mail.
You now know everything I know about the blogger, but Mr. Kim will
be in a position to know much more than I ever could. I expect that
he will be of great help.

I checked out the blog (I am not going to repost the link here, because it's quite gruesome) ... and wow. There are some sick people in the world. Even if it's just fantasy (which is what I suspect) ... it made my stomach churn.

Unfortunately, Tabulas doesn't log IP addresses of its users... so this does make tracking this user difficult... (although I have an email address, which is probably good enough - pass the burden to Google!)

To this anonymous emailer: While I appreciate the heads-up, why did you also CC the Union Trib? :(

Posted by roy on July 28, 2009 at 07:19 PM in Tabulas | 6 Comments

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PM5K (guest)

Comment posted on July 30th, 2009 at 08:56 AM
"Mr. Kim", wow man you've come a long way son, look at you, Mr. Kim.....

Laura Keith (guest)

Comment posted on July 29th, 2009 at 01:25 PM

My name is Laura
I recently visited http://roy.tabulas.com/links/ page
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PM5K (guest)

Comment posted on July 30th, 2009 at 10:58 AM
Is SPAM considered a resource? I know it tastes good when all you have is Ramen and an empty gallon of milk in the fridge, but is it really a resource?
Comment posted on July 29th, 2009 at 02:49 AM
I deleted my previous comment.My bad.

But I think this blogger is just way too imaginative. LOL.
Comment posted on July 28th, 2009 at 10:05 PM
That's pretty crazy. Not sure what he's trying to achieve CC'ing the Union Tribune though. That particular part makes it go from simply a concerned citizen to something else, especially if they're trying to catch the criminal without spooking them.
Comment posted on July 28th, 2009 at 08:20 PM
woah. I do hope it is just one of those gore fanfics.