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Oct 23, 2012 11:18 PM by Robby Messer

PCSD: Teen's kidnapping story doesn't add up

SAN TAN VALLEY - Pinal Count y Sheriff's deputies say a 15-year-old description of the events of her reported kidnapping Tuesday morning, just does not match the evidence.

Deputies responded to the 35000 block of North Richardson Drive, San Tan Valley Tuesday morning for the reported kidnapping of 15-year-old Samantha White.

During the course of the investigation it was determined the mother and father of Samantha left for work earlier in the morning. The aunt of Samantha who lives at the residence said she went for a morning walk while Samantha was getting ready for school. When the aunt returned from her walk, she discovered the school books belonging to Samantha scattered along the front walkway. The aunt went into the residence and was not able to locate Samantha. On top of the books was a note which read, "You will get her back when she gets what she deserves."

Deputies, detectives and search and rescue members all responded to the scene and immediately began a kidnapping investigation.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office during the course of the investigation had over 120 representatives from our office and more than a dozen other agencies respond to help search for Samantha.

At 1 p.m. a citizen driving in a neighborhood approximately one mile from the home located an individual who matched the description of Samantha.

Deputies responded and confirmed it was in fact Samantha.

She was taken to another location to be interviewed by detectives, at which time they determined her description of the events which she said occurred are contrary to the evidence.

The investigation is ongoing.

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