Klahanie kidnapping was a hoax, police say
January 26, 2009
NEW — 9 a.m. Jan. 26, 2008
The 10 year-old Klahanie girl who told sheriff’s deputies she was kidnapped by a long-haired stranger Jan. 19 now says it didn’t happen, police said.
The girl confessed the lie to her parents Saturday evening, and the parents promptly notified detectives investigating the case, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Urquhart wrote in a news release.
The girl provided a motive for the false report, but that information will not be released, he said.
For police, the case is closed.