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Chris Daughtry's wife, Deanna, slams 'rumors and assumptions' following daughter's death

"None of us can go jumping to conclusions," Deanna Daughtry wrote.
Deanna Daughtry and Chris Daughtry
Chris and Deanna Daughtry are grieving the death of their daughter Hannah.Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic
/ Source: TODAY

The wife of singer Chris Daughtry is asking people to stop spreading false information about their daughter's cause of death after misinformation spread that the case is being investigated as a homicide.

"The news floating around that we said our daughter's death is being investigated as a homicide is false! We were not told that and never said that to anyone!" Deanna Daughtry wrote Friday on Instagram.

The Daughtrys' daughter Hannah Marie Price, 25, died unexpectedly last week. Police have said they are investigating the cause of death and that it was "premature" to classify it as a homicide investigation.

"The day Hannah was found I shared some concerns I had with some ppl I know and said we won’t know anything for sure till after they complete the investigation. Someone took that and went running with it or they talked to some else who then made assumptions and went running to the press with it. None of us can go jumping to conclusions," Deanna Daughtry continued.

She said having "questions and concerns is one thing," but it's unacceptable when it gets to the point of "harassing someone and calling them a murderer before all the facts are in."

"If you have information that you feel the police should know about this then tell them and let them do their job," she said. "I lost my child and I’m having to now also deal with rumors and assumptions about her."

Deanna Daughtry shared the update alongside a childhood photo of Hannah, who was sporting pigtails and a big smile. She also opened up about how the speculation about her daughter's death is affecting her grieving process.

"Please stop making it worse for those of us who love her by spreading rumors & saying disgusting things about our family. We are real people! Just because my husband has a public job does not mean this is OK to do," she said. "To the beautiful humans who are sending us their prayers, love, and kindness during this time, we thank you. We are not able to reach out to you all individually as I’m sure you understand but please know we are thankful for people like you."