Hot car death dad's social media history revealed

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – 11Alive has uncovered multiple social media accounts used by the father charged in his son's hot car death.

Ross Harris is facing felony murder and second-degree child cruelty charges in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper. The boy died after being left in his father's SUV for nearly seven hours on June 18.

During a July 3 court hearing, investigators said that Harris was leading a double life. They said he was having sexually explicit online conversations with six women on the day that his son died.

11Alive has found Harris has accounts on Facebook, flickr, Twitter, Reddit and Scout.

Harris' posts and pictures offer a window into his world. The posts run the gamut from the light-hearted to darker-edged.

In his Scout profile, Harris appears to be trolling for potential dates, posting "Just looking to talk," "Message me" and "I'm harmless."

Other posts reflect the man of faith that family and friends say they knew him to be before he was charged with his son's murder.

On Reddit – a site that investigators testified Harris had read articles on living a "child-free life" – Harris engaged in a spirited debate about anti-abortion protests on the University of Alabama's campus last year. Harris wrote, "Killing a person (in the sense of abortion) is selfish and malicious. If you can't support children, don't have sex, don't have abortions."

Investigators are poring over Harris' online activities, which paint a complex -- and at times contradictory – picture of the man charged in his son's murder.


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