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16-year-old confesses on Instagram to killing a girl

(CNN) - Authorities in Pennsylvania are charging a 16-year-old as an adult after an alleged murder confession on Instagram.

The police took Joshua Cooper into custody on Friday in Bensalem, a township northeast of Philadelphia.

According to police there, Cooper asked for help disposing of a body during a live Instagram chat with a friend.

The mother of the teenage girl he chatted with immediately called Bensalem Police.

Responding officers found the body of a young woman who had apparently died from a gunshot wound.

Cooper reportedly tried to flee the scene when police arrived but they captured him quickly.

While he is denied bail, the 16-year-old has several adult charges, including criminal homicide.

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