Fact Check: Serial killer in Gaffney, Cowpens and Spartanburg

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7 dead bodies were found laying in various places scattered around Cowpens, Gaffney and Spartanburg, SC in the last 2 months.

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7 dead bodies were found laying in various places scattered around Cowpens, Gaffney and Spartanburg, SC in the last 2 months. The most recent one found was exactly 3 days ago laying in a field off of Wofford Street in Spartanburg ,SC. All were women between the ages of 23 to 36. Families have decided to keep the victims names anonymous. The killer seems to pick women of all races with tattoo ridden bodies. The killer leaves a rose beside each body as well. Please be careful. More information will be issued to the public when it becomes available.

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There appears to be a link being shared on social media with the headline "Spartanburg Police Department Investigating Serial Killer Killings in Gaffney, Cowpens and Spartanburg". The link directs you to react365 dot com which creates fake links in order to "prank" someone. We are not currently investigating any serial killings. However, we have plenty of suspects we are trying to identify in other cases so feel free to scroll through our page and also check out our album Can You Help Identify? Thanks for following!

Viral Message Verification –   This is a fake message claims 7 dead bodies were found laying in various places scattered around Cowpens, Gaffney and Spartanburg, SC in the last 2 months.

Spartanburg Police Department confirms the story is fake.

The news origin is a site famous for creating prank news, The site react365.com allows its users to create any fake story or news and allows them to share them on any social media, platform.

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Spartanburg Police Department said there is no truth to the prank web article being circulated which claims police are investigating serial killings in the city.



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