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No, This Image Does Not Show a Young Girl Who Was Found Dead in Maldives

The image is from August 2022 and reportedly shows a realistic sex doll that was found washed up in Thailand.

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A blurred image is being shared on the internet to claim that a girl was recently found dead near seashore in Maldives.

Those sharing the image have uploaded it with a caption that said, "A girl who went on a trip to the Maldives was found dead naked near the seashore. She was gang-raped and tortured before being killed!."

The image is from August 2022 and reportedly shows a realistic sex doll that was found washed up in Thailand.

An archive of the post can be found here.

(Source: X (formerly Twitter)/Screenshot)

The post had garnered over a lakh views on the platform.

(Archives of similar claims can be found here, here, and here.)

What is the truth?: The image dates back to August 2022 and is from Thailand. It reportedly showed a hyper-realistic sex doll that was found washed up on the beach in the Bang Sean district of Chonburi.

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What led us to the truth?: We performed a Google Lens search on the image and came across the same visual shared in a report published on Metro UK.

  • The report said that tourists in Thailand stumbled across what they thought was a nude corpse on the beach. The images were taken on Bang Saen beach in the Thai province of Chon Buri.

  • It mentioned that police rushed to the scene after being alerted by the tourists. However, the police found that it was a realistic sex doll without a head.

  • It further said that the police believed that the doll might have been dumped in a river or a canal and had ended up being washed up on the beach.

The image is from August 2022 and reportedly shows a realistic sex doll that was found washed up in Thailand.

The report was published on 23 August 2022.

(Source: Metro UK/Screenshot)

Other news reports: Mirror UK reported that the police found a silicone sex doll washed up on the sand on the afternoon of 18 August 2022. The officers identified the body as a "hyper-realistic Japanese 'AV idol' sex doll."

  • A district police spokesperson said that rescue teams were informed about a young woman naked and unconscious on 18 August 2022.

  • When the officers rushed to check, they found the body to be an AV doll.

  • Similar news reports were found on Daily Star, India Today, Daily Mail, and NDTV World.

Conclusion: An unrelated image is being shared to falsely claim that a young woman was recently found dead in the Maldives.

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