Screenshot of Rufus' post

Claim: Female Immigration officer, Maude Elliot  mysteriously discovered dead with the head cut off at her Brewerville home

Source: Rufus Paul, Vice Chairman, Public Relations Committee, Unity Party.

Verdict: False, though Maude Elliot was found with bruises and cuts on her neck and forehead, her head was never cut off.

Full Text: The Unity Party Vice Chairman, Public Relations, Rufus Paul on Monday, November 1, posted on his Facebook page, that Maude Elliot, an immigration officer was found dead in her home with her head cut off.

The post attracted 40 comments and 4 shares, of people sharing sorrow why others challenged it.

The deceased worked with Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) for over 10 years in the Human Resource Department.


Police Spokesperson Moses Carter confirmed to FrontPage Africa that the incident occurred.

He described the incident as unfortunate but disclosed that a manhunt search has been launched for the perpetrators.

He noted that a probe has also been instituted to clearly understand and ascertain what

“We have preliminarily established that she was living in her house alone when this incident happened. She was hit with some instruments, though we are yet to establish which instruments she was hit with. Bruises could be seen on her head; she suffered some lacerations”.

Also, the spokesperson of LIS confirmed the incident but said though the deceased was found in her home with blood oozing from her head, her head was never cut off.

“She was killed by unknown persons in her home, Jantonu Town in Brewerville but her head was at no time cut off.”

Verdict: False, Maude Elliot’s neck was not cut off as stated by Unity Party Vice-Chairman, but she sustained a cut on her head and neck.


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