Vermont TV station apologizes for airing photo of murder victim Melissa Jenkins’ nude body

Burlington (VT) TV station WCAX tweeted apologies last night after showing the nude body of of murder victim Melissa Jenkins; the science teacher – killed in 2012 – was shown face-down underwater and weighted by cinder blocks.jenkins

The series of tweets said: “WCAX would like to apologize to our viewers and especially friends and family of Melissa Jenkins. We used a photo in our 6 o’clock report that should NEVER have been used. We are investigating how something so egregious could happen. We are deeply sorry.”

News director Anson Tebbetts blames the mistake on a “breakdown in our editing system … that’s a little complicated to explain.”
He told the Burlington Free Press: “We’ve spent the last 24 hours apologizing for our terrible mistake. We apologize to the family, her friends, the community and everyone that surrounded this case. It was a terrible mistake, and we’re deeply, deeply sorry.”

* WCAX airs photo of murder victim’s body (
* “Nobody (the world/public) needed to see that photo” (