Help Find Kathlee Hennigan
Help Find Kathlee Hennigan’s Daughter–Truth! But Resolved!
Summary of eRumor:
An appeal for help in finding the missing daughter of a woman named Kathlee Hennigan.
The email says the daughter, who is not named, was believed abducted by an Internet predator.
It circulates with a picture and description of the girl and the contact information for the Zachary, Louisiana police department.
Thirteen-year-old Briana Hennigan was found missing from her home in Zachary, Louisiana on February 2, 2005.
There was evidence of contact with someone on the Internet who may have had something to do with her disappearance.
The case came to an end when Briana was discovered in a motel with a man in Dallas, Texas.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
KATHLEE HENNIGAN’S (DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER COMPLIANCE AT THE LOUISIANA
INSURANCE DEPARTMENT) DAUGHTER IS MISSING. HER PICTURE IS SHOWN ABOVE. THE
AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THAT SHE WAS ABDUCTED BY AN INTERNET PREDATOR. SHE WAS
DISCOVERED MISSING AT AROUND 6:00AM ON FEBRUARY 2, 2005. SHE WAS LAST KNOWN
TO BE IN HER ROOM AT MIDNIGHT. SHE LEFT OR WAS LURED AWAY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
MIGNIGHT AND 6:00AM. SHE IS 5’5″ 140 LBS, HAS BLUE EYES AND DARK BLONDE
HAIR. SHE IS 13 YEARS OLD.
KATHLEE AND HER FAMILY NEED HELP. PLEASE SEND THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE IN YOUR
ADDRESS BOOK AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO POST THIS PICTURE IN AS MANY
PLACES AS POSSIBLE. THE POLICE HAVE PUT OUT AN AMBER ALERT BUT WE ARE HAVING
TROUBLE GETTING NATIONAL PRESS ON THIS. PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP US
CIRCULATE THIS PICTURE AND DESCRIPTION.
TO OUT INSURANCE ASSOCIATES. KATHLEE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR US NOW IT IS
OUT TURN TO TRY TO HELP HER, HER HUSBAND RICHARD, AND HER SON SEAN.
PLEASE CONTACT THE NEAREST FBI OFFICE OR THE ZACHARY, LOUISIANA POLICE
DEPARTMENT AT 225-654-1921 IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CHILD.
PLEASE KEEP KATHLEE AND HER FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS.