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Detroit — Police said Friday there is no truth to a rumor on social media that a serial killer is at large downtown.

The rumor also says 5-6 female victims have been found since a woman's body was discovered Wednesday in a dumpster on the city's east side and police officials have failed to let the public know. 

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"This is not true," officials with the department said in a statement. "We have identified a person of interest in connection to the incident on Robert Bradby and we are actively looking for this suspect."

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Anyone with information about the crime should call the Detroit Police Department's Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260 or CrimeStoppers of Michigan at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP.

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