Who is Jessica Fingers?


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Who is Jessica Fingers?

Postby aaronk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:12 am

We were warned that SOME of the headline stories on the front page are April Fool's jokes!!
Is this one??

Jessica Fingers, said to have been a Columbia NY university student on leave, and a cross country runner, was found dead of an apparent drug OD in someone's dorm room.

Lots of papers covered the story.

But I've found no reference to a Jessica Fingers anywhere....except in today's story.
The story said she was there on an athletic scholarship!
So what kind of times did she run in HS to warrant such notice?
(She apparently ran for Monticello NY high school!!)

Is the story a hoax?? :roll:
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Re: Who is Jessica Fingers?

Postby kuha » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:21 am

Since it's not funny in any way, I presume it is not a hoax.
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Re: Who is Jessica Fingers?

Postby br » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:29 am

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Re: Who is Jessica Fingers?

Postby KevinM » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:31 am

You might want to fine-tune your idea of what constitutes an April Fools joke.
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Re: Who is Jessica Fingers?

Postby Dutra5 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:37 am

aaronk wrote:We were warned that SOME of the headline stories on the front page are April Fool's jokes!!
Is this one??

Jessica Fingers, said to have been a Columbia NY university student on leave, and a cross country runner, was found dead of an apparent drug OD in someone's dorm room.

Lots of papers covered the story.

But I've found no reference to a Jessica Fingers anywhere....except in today's story.
The story said she was there on an athletic scholarship!
So what kind of times did she run in HS to warrant such notice?
(She apparently ran for Monticello NY high school!!)

Is the story a hoax?? :roll:


No it isn't at all. Plus she warrants coverage because she's a Columbia Univ student who died of an apparent overdose.

10:38 3200 in HS

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.d ... /812110330
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Re: Who is Jessica Fingers?

Postby aaronk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:37 am

br wrote:All you had to do was google her name.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mom ... -1.1304616


Yeah, I saw that.
So it IS true!!
What threw me off was the Facebook page of comments on her boyfriend's FB page.
Some of the comments seemed a bit off!!

Anyway, I'm very sorry for the girl's death, and my condolences to her family and friends.
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