(Heat Street) Internet detectives attempting to solve high profile crime mysteries in their bathrobes is a growing phenomenon on social media sites like Reddit. And if this amateur sleuthing can sometimes create a real mess (e.g. Pizzagate), in other instances it can be quite illuminating.
Take the kidnapping case of California "Super Mom" Sherri Papini, which may be perfect for such an investigation. It's sensational, bizarre and has left detectives scratching their heads. The Internet, however, thinks they've got this one solved.