According to the people who discovered her, the girl was found in a ditch with her hands apparently restrained, a sock taped in her mouth, and wearing not much more than tattered clothing.
“Her clothes were torn. Her pants were down. Her shirt was up and half torn off.” said one witness. A Reverend who responded to her screams described how he removed his shirt and used it to cover her up.
Police were called to the scene where they recovered the girl and began an investigation into her alleged attack.
Police sources said that, at first, questioning by female officers was going nowhere. Her attack story began to unravel when the girl claimed that she couldn’t remember anything except being hit in the head once off of the school bus and waking up in the hospital. A police check discovered that she had not gone to school that day. That and no evidence of a head injury led police to conclude that the incident was staged.
Investigators noted that, although one of her hands was taped, the other was actually free. According to police, it also appeared that she tattered her own clothing.
“She deserves an Emmy Award. …and they ought to give it to her.” said a neighbor who helped her from the ditch. “I hope that she gets the help she needs.” the neighbor added.
No charges related to the hoax have been announced. Police are reportedly still investigating.
Apparent Hoax: Teenaged Girl Found Bound and Gagged in Southfield: MyFoxDETROIT.comTags: False Report, hoax