Police have identified a 16-year-old girl who was reported to be the victim of a possible abduction in the Manassas area Monday night and have determined no abduction occurred.
The investigation began at 9:20 p.m. on Monday, May 20, when a caller reported to police that she was communicating with a female acquaintance on a mobile app earlier that evening when the acquaintance "told her that she was being abducted by several men" at Joseph D. Reading Park, at 8460 Maplewood Drive, in the Manassas area, Prince William County police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Perok said in a news release.
The caller told police she had only known the acquaintance for a short time and "was unable to provide any additional information on where the acquaintance lived or any other information to aid investigators,” Perok said in the news release.
Police began an investigation and on Tuesday identified the victim as a 16-year-old girl, who was found safe.
"After interviewing the teen, detectives further determined that no abduction took place," Perok said in the news release. "Detectives are continuing their investigation into the allegations reported to police by the initial caller."