Police: Girl's abduction story fabricated

No charges will be filed
Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 23:51:46-04

UPDATE: West Palm Beach police say the child informed detectives that she was not abducted and manufactured the story for attention. 

No charges will be filed. 

Efforts will be made in locating social services or counseling for the child, according to police. 


West Palm Beach police say they have located a child at the center of an abduction investigation.

Police say a mother told them that her 11-year-old girl had been texting her that she was taken from a bus stop near 29th and Broadway.

The mother told police that the child said she was in a vehicle with a white male driver.

The child was located a short time later at or near the Boys and Girls Club in Riviera Beach. 

West Palm Beach police say that they are working with Riviera Beach police to coordinate efforts in speaking with the child.

Police now say they have been told several different descriptions of the suspect vehicle.

They say the girl's mother said the child often visits the area where she was found and she is not allowed to be there due to restrictions.


This is a developing story and will be updated.


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