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Amber Alert issued when Calif. girl allegedly faked elaborate kidnapping

Christina Almanza
CBS San Francisco
(CBS/AP) VALLEJO, Calif. - A 17-year-old Suisun City girl is facing charges after allegedly faking her own kidnapping via text messages and voice mails.

CBS San Francisco reports Suisun police are still investigating if Christina Almanza, who went missing last Wednesday afternoon, was actually abducted.

The California Highway Patrol issued a statewide Amber Alert for Almanza that said she was being held against her will by "multiple male suspects."

Fox News reports she had sent her family members text messages claiming she was being held with other girls in a possible sex ring. She even alluded to having witnessed a girl being killed.

Police located Almanza Friday afternoon in a house, and said she was in good physical condition.

Officers had set up a perimeter and entered the house, shooting an aggressive dog while investigators contacted people inside the home and identified Almanza.

Two people found with her were detained to determine whether they were involved in her disappearance. She reportedly met one of the men online. 

Almanza is charged with filing a false police report.



  • Crimesider Staff

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