By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
June 25, 2014

Two investigations--one conducted by an independent company--have both failed to find any evidence to support the reported account that a 3-year-old girl and her grandmother were asked to leave a Jackson, Mississippi KFC restaurant because the girl's scars and bandages were upsetting other customers.

The findings follow a media tidal wave that began with social media-fed outrage over the story that little Victoria Wilcher, who had survived a brutal attack by three pit bull dogs, had been humiliated and refused service in this way.  Then, after KFC's corporate headquarters had pledged to pay $30,000 toward Victoria's ongoing medical care, word surfaced that the story could not be corroborated and may have been a hoax.  This week, the Jackson franchise where the incident allegedly took place announced it was conducting both internal and independent investigations to establish what actually happened.

More from CNN on the investigators' findings: