Inside Edition says it has IDed the face of Kekua, 23-year-old Diane O'Meara. According to KCAL9 in California, O'Meara currently works in marketing in Los Angeles. That tidbit combined with earlier reports that she is friends with Tuiasosopo have some suggesting that she may have played an active role in the entire thing, although that remains to be seen. Her silence could just as easily be a result of her being unprepared for the media attention after having her identity originally shielded by Deadspin when she recounted how her pictures were used without her knowledge, like in the case of this Inside Edition crew that caught up with her outside of her place of work:
Te'o may not have been the only one to "date" the fictional Kekua, according to Catfish director Ariel Schulman. ABC News:
"Catfish" movie director and actor Ariel Schulman told "Good Morning America" today that he believes there may have been "a few other people duped by the fake Lennay character." Schulman and his brother Nev Schulman have been looking into the elaborate scam and claim to be corresponding with various players involved. They have come to believe that there were "a lot of other people that she was corresponding with before and maybe even during her relationship [with Te'o]."
Obviously, it's still way too early to make heads or tails out of the whole thing. For now, everyone seems to agree that it was a hoax. But when it comes to exactly what role Te'o—and even O'Meara—played in this whole thing, your guess is as good as mine until we finally hear from the major players. When that will happen remains to be seen.