EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said a hoax Facebook post resulted in an investigation on Friday evening.
The sister of a local student posted false information surrounding an alleged kidnapping, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said the kidnapping never occurred.
The student is accounted for and in a safe location, according to authorities.
The sheriff’s office asks Facebook users to place their confidence in the accuracy of posts from known sources with established reputations for reliability.
(This story was originally published on November 15, 2019)