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Selfies appear in 'the cloud' after home burglary

Selfies Appear In the Cloud After Home Burglary

Santa Clarita Valley detectives were looking for the public's help Wednesday finding two people whose photos appeared in the "cloud" after a burglary victim's electronics were stolen from her home.

KTLA reports: Several days after a Santa Clarita woman's home was burglarized, the photos appeared on her "cloud" photo account, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Electronics, cash and other property was stolen during the July 30 burglary, leaving the victim's home ransacked and the mesh screen of her kitchen window cut out.

A few days later, the victim noticed selfies showing people she did not know appearing on her cloud account, the Sheriff's Department stated.

"These selfies that we have here on the cloud ... are the two best photos that were able to extract ... that show a male and a female's face," Josh Dubin with the Sheriff's Department.

The photos, three of which were distributed by the department, show a man and a woman smiling and apparently lying in bed.

The victim did not recognize the couple.

"She said, 'I don't know who these people are,'" Dubin said.

Right now, investigators were just trying to determine the identity of the people in the photographs and how their pictures ended up on the victim's account.

Anyone who knows the couple, deemed "persons of interest," was asked to call 800-222-8477, or text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to 274637, or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

A woman contacted KTLA claiming to be the woman in the photo. She said she bought the phone from someone else.

Detectives received several calls regarding the identity of the people in the photos but say they still have no answers about who the pictures ended up on the cloud, authorities said.

Many cellphones, including Apple iPhones, can be set to automatically sync with users' online photo accounts. In this case, the Sheriff's Department was not specific with how the photos appeared, only saying the showed up in the burglary victim's "'cloud' account."

No other details about the burglary was provided by authorities.

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