Circumstantial evidence is when two things happen at the same time which may or may not be related, but we decide to use one as evidence for what we believe about the other.
Whether a news article is accurate or not is hard to determine. We're attempting to compile data on events where unexpected deaths occur and the information that we have is highly unreliable.
The creation of gravity caused the majority of the darkness and corruption in the universe to accumulate at the center of creation. This became the body of the Earth. The majority of light and purity accumulated in heaven.
Hell is down, deep and below; heaven is up, high and above. There are many examples in scripture which are consistent with this orientation. Hell is never referred to as above, heaven is never referred to as below.
A recurring theme in scripture is heaven above and Earth below. Orientation occurs for the first time on the second day. It's an ordering of the universe which occurred in response to the creation of gravity.
Outer darkness is only referred to three times in scripture, but by using context we can establish what and where it is. The easiest thing to take for context is the gnashing of teeth, which occurs nine times in the Bible.
When the new Jerusalem comes down from God out of heaven, the Earth will be gone. What does the new Jerusalem come down to? What can we deduce about the new Earth of Revelation 21?