CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department dispelled rumors circulating on social media that the recent deaths of four women in Charlotte may have been linked to a serial killer.
According to police, they were made aware of posts on social media that spread that a serial killer was targeting women in Charlotte. The posts referred to death investigations and claimed to be linked.
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CMPD says the posts have incorrect details and spread false information.
“Several of the cases referred are overdoses without suspicion of foul play,” CMPD said. – There is currently no evidence that any of the cases are connected. An important message to everyone on social media: spreading unverified information is harmful. Search for facts from verified sources.”
Police say they are constantly analyzing all active investigations to see if there are any connections. If there is an actual risk to the public, CMPD always notifies the community with verified information.
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