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How the story of dismembered bodies at a Texas farmhouse fell apart


Liberty County Sheriff's department Captain Rex Evans (C) holds a news conference informing reporters that no bodies were found after numerous police agencies investigated a report from a psychic that up to 30 bodies were buried in a mass grave at a rural home east of Houston June 7, 2011. (RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS)

Tuesday night, the Reuters news agency and media sites reported that dismembered bodies, including those of children, had been found at a Texas farmhouse. After several twists and turns that involved a psychic, cadaver dogs, and recanted statements, the report turned out not to be true.

This is how the story played out.

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