Baraboo police base arrest on Facebook photo

Woman posted photo of self with new hairstyle
Baraboo police base arrest on Facebook photo

A Baraboo woman has been arrested after police used a Facebook photo of her bright new hairstyle to connect her to the scene of a burglary.

Krysta L. Skaife is charged with being party to a felony count of burglary. A Baraboo News Republic report said the 27-year-old is accused of breaking into a home and taking money and electronics, including two TVs.

The victims’ neighbor told police he saw a woman with red hair carrying items to her car. The neighbor knew the suspect’s father but didn’t know her name.

Police used that information to find a photo posted to Facebook 17 hours earlier that showed her “pinkish-red hair.” That allowed the neighbor to confirm her identity.

A message left with Skaife’s defense attorney Saturday wasn’t immediately returned.