Police Investigating Alleged Fake Posts in Cherrie Mahan Online Forum

A recent development in the case of Cherrie Mahan, who went missing in 1985 at the age of 8, has sparked controversy and raised concerns among family members and law enforcement. The family of Cherrie Mahan and state police have been investigating a series of posts in a Facebook group claiming to be the missing girl.

The posts, made on May 23 by an individual asserting to be Cherrie Mahan, caught the attention of state police. However, family members, including Cherrie’s mother Janice McKinney, have expressed doubts about the authenticity of the claims. McKinney stated that the posts appeared to be fraudulent and did not align with her daughter’s characteristics or Christian faith.

The administrator of the “Memories of Cherrie Mahan” Facebook page also raised suspicions about the aggressive nature of the posts, prompting further scrutiny into their validity. The posts have since been removed, and state troopers are actively investigating the claims made by the individual.

Despite the unsettling nature of the situation, McKinney remains steadfast in her belief that Cherrie is safe, whether alive or deceased. She expressed a desire for closure and hopes that collective efforts from detectives and officers involved in the case will shed light on any overlooked details.

Cherrie Mahan’s disappearance remains an open and active case, with authorities urging anyone with information to come forward. Tips can be submitted to the Butler state police barracks, the National Missing and Exploited Children website, Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, or through the online platform The search for Cherrie Mahan continues, with her family and investigators determined to uncover the truth after decades of uncertainty.