Recently, a rumor surfaced that Casey Anthony, 29, was found beaten to death and partially dismembered in the back of a pickup truck. The incident was said to have occurred at a rest stop near I-71 in Warren, Ohio. According to reports, a traveler who had pulled over at the rest area to walk his dog made the gruesome discovery. The truck was supposedly sitting in a grassy field approximately 20 yards from the rest stop’s parking area. Now8News reported that the man could smell a rancid stench as he and his dog approached the truck.
Upon further investigation, the man discovered the body of a young woman in the bed of the truck. Her approximate age was late 20s to early 30s. She had suffered significant trauma during her demise. According to Breaking News 13, the woman who is believed to be Casey Anthony had multiple stab wounds to her abdomen, one of her arms had been cut off, and part of her skull had been caved in. Her face was covered in maggots and her mouth was duct taped shut.
Anthony became a household name following the highly controversial case regarding the death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. Casey Anthony went on trial for the young child’s murder; however, she was acquitted on all charges in 2011. While it is likely that some people want to believe and maybe even hope that the rumor of Anthony’s murder is true and look at it as payback, so to speak, for what her daughter suffered, the story is nothing more than a complete fabrication.
The rumor that Casey Anthony was found dead at 29, beaten to death and partially dismembered is not true. According to Snopes, which is a popular debunking website, Anthony is alive and well. Websites such as Now8News and Breaking News 13 are examples of fake news sites that try to mimic real news stations in an effort to generate views and income from made up stories.
By Trixie Dillwood