Wednesday at a news conference Police Chief Mike Burns dismissed rumor after rumor surrounding the murder of Lauren Giddings. He says they're so unrealistic the police department isn't even taking time to investigate them.
Macon resident Ashley Woodard says, " I've heard that they've found multiple bodies."
It's one of the rumors Police Chief Mike Burns is looking to squash. "We're not hiding any bodies. We don't have a serial killer running loose. We haven't found any murdered bodies in the river," says Chief Burns.
With little public information available surrounding the case of murdered 27 year old Lauren Giddings police say people have taken it upon themselves to find answers.
"All you hear about is-do you think this is a serial killer. Do you think this is her next door neighbor," says Woodard.
There is also a text message that has spread like wild fire. Chief Burns has even received it, "I got the one about the postal worker two and a half weeks ago."
The text message warns people Macon Police are covering up multiple murders.
Stephanie Adside got it last week and says she admits she was skeptical, but that didn't stop her from passing it along.
"Just to be on the safe side I did forward the text message to my friends," says Adside.
Chief Burns says the text message isn't true, and neither is this rumor.
"That McDaniel is not even a person of interest. We're just saying that to keep the public from panicking," says Burns.
Only four top law enforcement officials, including Chief Burns, know every detail surrounding this sensitive case.
Burns says these rumors are adding more unnecessary fear.