Casey Anthony Has Been Found Dead-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Casey Anthony, the Florida mother who was acquitted of her daughter’s death in a trial that grabbed national attention, has been found dead at 29.
A fake news website is behind false reports of Casey Anthony’s death.
The website Now 8 News reported that Casey Anthony’s body had been found near an I-71 rest stop in Florida, presumably bludgeoned to death:
Police are staying tightlipped with the media about the specifics at the scene. However, eyewitnesses at the scene, including the man that stumbled across the body, say not only does she look like Casey Anthony, but police were mentioning her name. Police say they will not release any specific information until the family of the deceased woman is notified. We will keep you updated with any additional information as it comes along and details are confirmed.
Within days, the story the false report of Casey Anthony’s death had been shared nearly 1 million times on social media sites. Many people believed the report was true, but that’s not the case.
Now 8 News appears to be an actual local news affiliate, but it’s a fake news website. The site publishes stories that are submitted by its community of readers whether those stories are true or not. Taken out of context, many people believed that the Casey Anthony had actually been found dead at 29.
This isn’t the first time Casey Anthony has been targeted by fake news reports, either. Back in 2013, another false report surfaced that Casey Anthony had paid $75,000 to adopt a baby from Romania.