I'll look forward to reading the links. But you have to remember, not EVERYTHING written on the net is gospel. If it is true, I hope they never contact her, it'd be horrific knowing that was in your family background.
My mum's got a friend who works at one of our television stations in the news media and is going to check there too.
Remember when War of the Worlds was a radio show? How many thousands went into panic mode believing it to be true?