It was more than that. There seemed to be a concerted effort on social media early in the case to distort information in order to cast suspicion on DR's sister, brother and father. It persisted for quite a long time, weeks. To a lesser degree, the "alternative facts" thing happened with the MJ grow ops, cockfighting, dog fighting, etc, even after LE dispelled many of those rumors. There's always a lot of rumor-mongering in social media after a high profile crime like this, but IMO, it was a little bigger in this case. JMO. It still conflicts with LE messaging on the case. "We will hunt you down, we will find you." "...like slowly putting together pieces of a very big puzzle", decades of criminal activity, etc. If LE thought it was Dana's family who committed this crime, why would they still be talking about grow ops, complicated puzzles, hunting people down, etc.?