COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Local police agencies say they know nothing about rumors that dozens of kidnapped women were found Wednesday morning in a Columbus neighborhood.
A post widely shared on social media Wednesday said:
PSA: IF ANY WOMEN IN YOUR FAMILY HAS GONE MISSING POLICE JUST BUSTED A HOUSE ON WOODLAND AND MOCK ROAD. THEY FOUND OVER 30 KIDNAPPED WOMEN. IDK IF THE WOMEN HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BUT HOPEFULLY SOMEONE HAS FOUND THEY LOVED ONES
The original post appears to have been deleted.
NBC4 reached out to the Columbus Division of Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Neither organization had any knowledge of any such investigation. A news crew dispatched to the area found no evidence of police activity.
Dublin police acknowledged they were involved in an investigation in the area, but did not find or rescue 30 women. No kidnapped victims were found.
Dublin police did not release any further information on their investigation.
NBC4 will update this story with any new information as it is received.