Did a Man Freeze His Dead Mother for ‘Casual Sex’?

A routine review of junk news content.

  • Published 3 November 2020

Claim

A 47-year-old Georgia man was arrested after keeping his deceased mother in the freezer for years.

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Origin

On June 6, 2018, the Action News website published an article positing that a Georgia man had kept his dead mother in a freezer in order the utilize her remains for ‘casual sex’:

GEORGIA MAN KEPT DECEASED MOTHER IN FREEZER FOR YEARS FOR “CASUAL SEX

A 47-year-old man from Georgia has been arrested after allegedly keeping his own deceased mother in the freezer for years while collecting welfare checks, food stamps and even indulging in sexual activities with the corpse reports the Atlanta Herald.

Owen O’Reilly, 47, was arrested yesterday after neighbors warned authorities that the suspect was washing his naked mother with a hose in his backyard.

This article was not a recounting of real-life events, nor did its information originate with the Atlanta Herald, a newspaper that does not exist. The story was fabricated by ActionNews3.com, a (dormant) junk news site that published a series of sensational invented claims and celebrity death hoaxes.

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