The story of Carmen Winstead is not true. It is an urban legend that circulated as a chain letter on social media platforms beginning in 2006. There is no record of a girl named Carmen Winstead being pushed down a sewer drain like the story claims.
The story of Carmen Winstead claimed that anyone who didn't forward the story would be killed by Carmen's ghost. In the story, Carmen is pushed into a sewer drain by five girls, and she breaks her neck in the process. The girls tell police she fell. The same story was also told with the name Jessica Smith used instead of Carmen Winstead.