Sheriff’s Office, Police Department warn of fake serial killer posts

Both the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and the Port St. Joe Police Department have issued public statements warning against what they say is false information circulating on social media regarding the presence of a serial killer in Port St. Joe.

“This is a fake post circulating on Facebook,” GCSO said.

“There is no serial killer in Port St. Joe,” said PSJPD.

The rumor originated with posts made in local Facebook groups claiming the existence of a serial killer in the area.

Identical posts have been made for communities across the country over the past several days. 

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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