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Right now, memes featuring a supposed news paper article stating "SUICIDE WOMAN TALKS COP INTO JUMPING WITH HER!" are going around. For example:

Suicide Woman Talks Cop into Jumping with Her

More examples (not displayed as images to save space, original URLs credited, but some linked to SE imgur):

Is there any truth to this? Did someone really convince a police officer sent out to help them avoid suicide to commit suicide together?

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This story is from the October 25, 1994 issue of the Weekly World News, page 2: enter image description here

The Weekly World News had a reputation for posting outrageous stories made up from whole cloth.

While I cannot prove that this particular story is false, I can give you some context to show the level of journalistic standards held by this publication. This same issue also included such stories as:

  • 65-million-year-old lug nut discovered in Arizona!
  • Dad breaks croc's neck with his bare hands!
  • Security guard superglues burglar to wall!
  • Two bandits stick up the same bank at the same time!
  • Hot-blooded lady Bigfoot stalking farm worker!
  • Ancient writings reveal Egyptian pharaoh flew in alien spaceship!
  • Japan's secret plan to launch their junk cars into orbit
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    How can you mention WWN stories and not include their most spectacularly successful invention, Batboy? – barbecue Aug 4 '20 at 17:57
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    Taking me back to my childhood. I don't think WWN ever intended to be journalistic. Only look like it, you know, for the lols. – fredsbend Aug 4 '20 at 18:02
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    covid-boredom now has me wanting to look into that "Hot-blooded lady Bigfoot" one – PoloHoleSet Aug 5 '20 at 13:15
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    WWN was to journalism what WWE is to sports. – barbecue Aug 5 '20 at 13:50
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    Now we'll need to post 7 more questions – stackzebra Aug 5 '20 at 18:15

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