On February 24, 2006, Crystal Theobald was shot and killed in a tragic case of mistaken identity in Riverside, CA. That night, members of the 5150 gang cornered her family's SUV at an intersection and fired directly into the car, ending Theobald's life and injuring her brother.
When the investigation into Theobald's homicide came to a standstill, her mother Belinda Lane began a yearslong personal investigation of the 5150 gang with her cousin Jaimie. The two created Myspace accounts to catfish the members of the group and track down exactly who pulled the trigger.
The information they learned during their private sting operation helped bring Theobald's killers to justice. Their story is laid out in full in the Netflix documentary Why Did You Kill Me? It's an enthralling tale of revenge in the digital age.
On February 24, 2006, Crystal Theobald Was Shot By A 5150 Gang Member In A White Ford Expedition
Theobald’s Mother, Belinda Lane, Complicated The Case Early On By Withholding Information And Wrongly Accusing One Suspect
Theobald’s Brother, Robbie, Was Also Driving A White Ford Expedition At The Scene Of The Crime, Confusing Police Officers
Theobald's 14-Year-Old Cousin, Jaimie, Launched A Fake Myspace Account Using Theobald’s Picture And Friended Gang Members, Searching For Clues