Apparently the police have found the person who edited Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia page to mention the death of his wife hours before the entire family was discovered dead. A member of the Fayette County, Ga., Sheriff’s Department said of the mysterious edit, “It is unbelievable what a hindrance this has put on our investigation.”

(I didn’t realize Wikipedia was that powerful…yet.)

One hopes the police took advantage of this entry about tracking down the anonymous user through a couple of web searches and figuring out he was likely a Connecticut college student who throws in prank edits a lot. The anonymous user admitted to as something like that. (To as? Geez.)

They confiscated the person’s computer. Perhaps they are looking for signs of basic intelligence in its owner? (Should we return this one to the wild? Will it be able to survive on its own? Do we care?)

One thought: I noticed ABC News mentioned the user made a racist comment about Ron Artest. (Yep, that was racist, alright.) I didn’t see any mention of this edit about Stacy Keibler, though:

People want to @!$%# her in her lovely @!$%# and whip her ass til the dawn of day. Many people fantasize about ramming their cocks up her @!$%#.

Classy. (And there goes my G rating.)

Link courtesy of Anil Dash.