Wiki Twist in Benoit Horror

Wrestler's Wikipedia page was altered hours before police found family's bodies
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2007 5:07 AM CDT
Wiki Twist in Benoit Horror
In this March 29, 2004 file photo, provided by World Wrestling Entertainment Chris Benoit is shown. Pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-year-old son were found slain Monday, June 25, 2007 at their Fayette County home, authorities said. Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Pope said the three were found about 2   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – In a disturbing twist, police report that Wikipedia contributors in the U.S. and Australia made note of the death of wrestler Chris Benoit's wife 14 hours before her body, Benoit's, and their son's had been discovered. The first edit stated Benoit missed an event "due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy."

The IP address for the editor was located in Stamford, Connecticut, home of the WWE. A second similar edit came an hour later from Sydney. Benoit seems to have murdered both his wife and mentally retarded son and then, substantially later, hanged himself. Investigators pursuing the possibility that Benoit acted in a steroid-induced rage raided the offices of a doctor said to have prescribed testosterone for Benoit. (Read more Chris Benoit stories.)

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