A Houston woman is seeking an attorney to help her prevent a conspiracy “truther” from posting videos on YouTube saying her murdered son is alive and part of a child trafficking ring.
Brendan Gozalez, son of Rebecca Gonzalez, was murdered by his father in Nebraska in 2003. The father, Ivan Henk, admitted in court that he decapitated his son and dumped his body in a landfill. The 4-year-old boy’s body was never found.
According to KHOU, a YouTube user using the name Celeste Cortes, has been uploading a video featuring a montage of pictures of the boy along with pictures of similar looking older boys, inferring that Brendan is still alive.
“If someone’s posting lies about your loved one, you want to fight it. You just can’t let it go,” said Gonzalez. “You don’t need fresh wounds put on top of the old ones.”
Gonzalez has flagged the video over 100 times, as well as sent requests to YouTube to take it down.
The video was briefly removed, but has popped up again with messages from the poster claiming to be the victim of a conspiracy to shut her up.
One message reads: “San Diego Kangaroo Court made illegal orders to pull my website and many Videos If I am crazy why are they scared of my Videos and websites. Are they a fraid (sic) you will realize I am not crazy and they are in fact trafficking Children?’
The video includes an invitation to visit sandiegochildtrafficking.com, a website that either does not exist or was removed.
The poster of the video always says that she will not be stopped, writing : “I will keep posting and reposting till the (sic) kill me, put me in jail or this mess stops!!”
Gonzalez just wants the woman posting the video to stop.
“She needs to leave my son out of it. We’ve been through enough. My son’s memory deserves more than that,” said Gonzalez.
Gonazalez is hoping to claim copyright ownership on her son’s photos and is seeking an attorney to help her with her case.
“It can happen to anybody’s child, and that’s scary,” Gonzalez explained. “You can’t just use people’s images of their loved ones for sick twisted missions.”
Watch the video below from KHOU:
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