Woman who claimed to be cousin of boy who fell to his death at Orlando theme park lied, has no family ties

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The death of Tire Sampson, the 14-year-old boy who died in the “Free Fall” ride at Orlando’s ICON Park, has dominated headlines for the past week, and for good reason.

It was tragic and there are questions to be answered about how a young man lost his life on what should have been just a fun night out with friends.

But according to reports from Florida, a strange and worrying side story is developing around Sampson’s death. And that story revolves around the woman who identified herself as Shay Johnson, claimed to be a cousin of Sampson’s, and said she spoke to him before boarding that ride that night.

According to reports, Johnson conducted multiple media interviews, spoke at a prayer vigil and took part in a protest in ICON Park on Tuesday “in support of a petition to have the ride demolished.” The problem with all of that is that, according to multiple reports, Sampson’s mother has informed Orange County detectives that she doesn’t know who the woman is. In fact, the family’s lawyers have reportedly said that “none of his relatives know Johnson.”

According to the Sun Sentinel, detectives said they were following Johnson with “investigations,” but noted that there was “no evidence of a crime” and no pending arrest.

According to WFTV.com, at least one group knew Johnson. And, the site reported, that was her employer, Flash Dancer’s Bar, in Orlando.

And, the site said, Flash Dancer’s said they are now, officially, her former employer.

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