Bella Heather Missing – It would appear that one of the early posts concerning the missing child was posted on August 5 in a Facebook group called Buy & Sell Gilbert AZ. The group is named after the city in Arizona where the child was last seen. An Amber Alert was issued because, as stated in the post, Bella Heather, a small girl who was last seen in a photo holding onto the leash that belonged to her dog, had been missing for seven hours prior to the time that the alert was posted.
“My five-year-old niece Bella Heather, whose given name is Heather and whose middle name is Bella, has been missing for the past seven hours… The last time anyone saw her, she was having a good time in Tazewell with her new dog while sitting on our front porch. A warning has been issued in the form of an amber alert at this time. Kindly keep our lovely girl in your thoughts and prayers, and do all you can to draw attention to this article. Thank you. There is no possibility that she is so far away. Thank you is said in one of the texts, which is an expression of gratitude.
VERIFY found various variants of the same post after running a search on Facebook using the text contained in the caption as a keyword. These variants of the post were published multiple times within a range of different buy-and-sell groups. VERIFY detected these variants after conducting the search. The only thing that is different between the vast majority of the posts is the name of the location that is being talked about. A viewer of VERIFY got in touch with us to find out whether or not these posts are actually about a real girl who went missing.