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After online rumors go viral, police quash speculation of a serial killer in Charlotte

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police quashed rumors of a serial killer in the city on Tuesday after a video went viral online with claims that several recent deaths were linked.

The video, posted on TikTok, theorized on the recent deaths of several women in the Charlotte area.

Police, however, said the deaths were not linked.

The TikTok post illustrates the speed with which rumors can spread virally online. The video had over 480,000 views and 23,000 shares as of Tuesday.

“They’re finding bodies around the city,” the TikTok user claimed.

CMPD countered with a series of social media posts, which stated that some of the deaths referenced were linked to drug overdoses and no foul play was suspected.

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Kenny is a Maryland native who began his career in media as a sportswriter at Tuskegee University, covering SIAC sports working for the athletic department and as a sports correspondent for the Tuskegee Campus Digest. Following his time at Tuskegee, he was accepted to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program as a Marketing Intern for The NASCAR Foundation in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2017.