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Chris Benoit's Wikipedia Entry Knew Nancy Benoit Died -- Before the Police Knew

Get ready for a truly bizarre twist in the Chris Benoit murder-suicide story.

Fox News is reporting that before the police found out that Benoit's wife, Nancy Benoit, had died, someone edited Chris Benoit's Wikipedia entry to say that his wife had died -- and whoever made the Wikipedia post may have even used a computer at the WWE's offices to do it.
The posting was made by an anonymous user, whose IP address was traced to Stamford, Conn., the home of WWE headquarters. The report does not say whether the IP address came specifically from the headquarters building.

The posting showed up on Wikipedia.org at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday and was removed under an hour later. Police discovered the bodies at 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday.

It read "Chris Benoit was replaced by [[Johnny Nitro]] for the ECW Championship match at Vengeance, as Benoit was not there due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy."

What does all this mean?


At this point it's just speculation, but the obvious conclusion is that people inside the WWE knew Nancy Benoit had died long before the police knew. It's even possible that if whoever edited the Wikipedia page had told the police, they could have saved the life of the Benoits' 7-year-old son, who Chris Benoit apparently killed at least 24 hours after he killed Nancy.

Of course, whoever edited the Wikipedia entry presumably had no way of knowing how Nancy Benoit died or that their son was in danger. But it's another shocking turn in the story, and it may turn out to be a landmark moment in the history of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia that is rapidly changing the flow of information throughout the world.

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