The Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Neb.)
Madison, Wisc. (AP) -- Police who spent several days and at least
$70,000 investigating a false abduction report say they did the right
thing because ignoring the woman's claims could have left the city at
the mercy of a kidnapper.
On Friday, two days after police found the sophomore at University of
Wisconsin-Madison unhurt in a marshy area, they announced that she
had faked her disappearance.
More than a hundred e-mails came in to the department from people
around the country, wondering how Audrey Seiler could have fooled
detectives, said Larry Kamholz, a spokesman for the department.
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"We can't take the chance that there's somebody still out there
loose," he said Friday. "Suspicion (of a false report) was there, but
we didn't have enough to confirm that."