UPDATED: Reported Abduction Turns Out To Be Made Up

UPDATED - 3:25 P.M.
SULLIVAN, Mo.
- Sheriff Gary Toelke released a second statement in reference to the alleged kidnapping that had been reported early Monday morning. 

Toelke said that their investigation has revealed that the report was false.  There was difficulty obtaining video of the area where the kidnapping was reported and after reviewing the video neither the victim nor a suspect was observed.

A second interview with the victim revealed that the incident did not happen.  She stated that she made up the story after she was concerned she was going to get in trouble for something else she did that evening.


Initial story reported - 10:25

The female was able to escape and was unharmed according to Sheriff Gary Toelke.

The subject also had a mark or mole on the left side of his face and had a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

Toelke said that anyone observing an individual of similar description near Circle K or Berger King around midnight to 1:00 AM, of the 19th is requested to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 636-583-2560.  Callers can remain anonymous if requested.

Toelke said that at approximately 1:00 a.m., on January 19, a 14-year old female from the Sullivan area reported that she had been abducted from the Circle K area outside of Sullivan.  The female stated that she had gone to the area to meet a female friend.  She intended to spend the night with the friend.

When she arrived she reported that the friend was not there.  While she was looking for her friend, the female stated that someone came up and grabbed her from behind.  

She stated that the male subject drug her to his truck and placed her in the back seat.  The vehicle was described as a blue Ford, year and make unknown.

The female stated that she was driven to Victoria Place in Sullivan and taken to a wood line.  She stated that the subject made her disrobe and then left her there with her hoodie and shoes. 

The victim stated that she was not physically harmed by the subject.  After she disrobed the suspect left the area.  She then walked to her sister’s residence in Sullivan.

Further investigation is being conducted.  Again the Sheriff’s Department is asking if anyone observing an individual of similar description near Circle K or Berger King around midnight to 1:00 AM, of the 19th is requested to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 636-583-2560.

Callers can remain anonymous if requested.