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LA-area serial killer rumors on social media sites untrue, say police

January 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Rumors of a serial killer in the Los Angeles area spreading on social media sites are being shot down by police.

They've been on Facebook and other sites.

The rumors claimed there was a serial killer targeting women in Wilmington and San Pedro.

They began when a young woman was found murdered on Jan. 2 in the bushes on l Street near Hyatt Avenue in Wilmington.

Residents said other women were killed in the same way.

Officers now say the rumors of a serial killer are untrue.