Detectives investigating temporary disappearance of Palmdale teen

Deputies spoke to the missing teen's mother and grandmother outside the family's home Thursday afternoon, after the 15-year-old went outside to take out to trash and didn't come back. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

Deputies spoke to the missing teen’s mother and grandmother outside the family’s home Thursday afternoon, after the 15-year-old went outside to take out the trash and didn’t come back. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – Sheriff’s detectives on Friday were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the temporary disappearance of a Palmdale teen, who told family members she had been kidnapped and then walked into an east Palmdale store less than five hours later.

The incident began around 3 p.m. Thursday, when the 15-year-old went outside to take out the trash and did not return to her Palmdale home in the 1500 Block of Windsor Place.

The incident happened at a home in the 1500 Block of Windsor Place in Palmdale. (LUIS MEZA)

The incident happened at a home in the 1500 Block of Windsor Place in Palmdale. (LUIS MEZA)

Family members said the girl sent a text to her 8-year-old sister saying she had been kidnapped by a man and woman in a white pickup truck.

Family members contacted authorities, and several Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home and searched the area.

Around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, the missing teen walked into the Ross store in east Palmdale, officials said. Authorities responded to the scene, and the girl was wrapped in a blanket and taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

The girl did not have life threatening injuries, and deputies were investigating to determine if a crime had occurred, according to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. The teen was being medically evaluated as part of the investigation, officials said Thursday night.

Friday morning, Sgt. Brian Hudson confirmed that the case was being handled by the Sheriff Department’s Special Victims Bureau.

“The matter is still under investigation, and that’s about all we’re releasing at this time,” Hudson said Friday.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-277-2400 or the Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.

  15 comments for “Detectives investigating temporary disappearance of Palmdale teen

  1. concerned
    September 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I think this needs to learn her lesson for crying out wolf. I wonder what her parents think of her now. This was so fake that’s why there hasn’t been any updates on this story. The cops are are kinda to blame also HELLO what kidnapper is going to let you text get your stuff together everyone could see this was a lie I don’t know why it got so much media attention. make her pay and maker her do community service.

  2. September 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    GUILTY give her lil a$$ community service story was all made up

  3. mad citizen
    September 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I agree it’s been four days since this happened. Where is the update I believe she should be held responsible if she in fact was lying. This was very unacceptable.

  4. Mad Teachers
    September 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I know this story made a lot of Palmdale School District teachers mad. Nobody covered their hissy fit at the Mall because of this.

  5. fed up in lancaster
    September 30, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Why have the sheriffs nit updated the public. Instead of the hearsay from a bunch of teens gossiping lets hear the facts!! Its been 5 dsys Im sure they know the true story already.

    • Lydia
      September 30, 2013 at 10:29 am

      They haven’t update the public probably for the embarrassment of the teen. They know the story and they know that these supposed kidnappers are not a threat to society. I know people within the sheriffs department who have told me that while they cannot discuss the details of the case, they are not actively looking for any suspects (meaning the kidnappers). That alone will tell you that this girl made up the story.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    My niece just told me that she has a friend that goes to Highland High and told her that apparently this young girl was going to run away with a much older man! But? But in the end she got scared (cold feet) and didn’t go through with it! if there was a crime here? It will come down to statutory rape, if anything. And Yes! What a waste of resources, even all the news channels carried this thing live on their 5 O’clock newscasts.

  7. Michelle
    September 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    How very sad that valuable time and resources were wasted if this really is a case of attention seeking. I truly hope someone else didn’t suffer because of some selfish little girl. And I wonder if the family will be charged for the costs incurred.

  8. sally
    September 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    My daughter’s friend went to jr. high with her and she said she a “drama queen” and is not the person that her family described her as. Also, how was she freely able to text while being kidnapped? Why was she freely put in the back while the other two drove? Why didn’t she try to create attention in the back so passerbys could see her? See instead had plenty of time to text…

  9. angelll
    September 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

    lets not forget this is a 15yr old girl. ls just hope thiss a wolf cry our youth are faced with to much already

  10. Rose
    September 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    That story just sounds crazy! I think she just wanted the D lol

  11. tryrequesia rainbow
    September 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    her and her boyfriend should have came up with a better story then that should have used the i got confused and black out when i went to take the trash out and just ended up at ross just saying

    • Lydia
      September 27, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I totally agree. Her story is absolutely stupid. I think she should be held accountable for her actions. She caused all this commotion, she should have to do community service or something to pay back the sheriffs department. They she acted disoriented and whatnot when they found her at Ross…yet she was fully aware enough to text her sister numerous times and describe who “kidnapped” her. And its obvious she wanted her mom to worry because after she texted she was kidnapped, she texted again later saying “this isn’t a joke. tell mom I am serious”. How would she know that nobody was looking for her? Was she checking her phone for the news about a teenager kidnapped? Was she noticing that no helicopters were flying around? I think when she saw that there wasn’t a news story (at the time) and no helicopters looking…she texted her sister again to make sure she told her mom. She is an attention hunting teen.

      • makes you think
        September 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

        I agree…if she was really kidnapped and had her phone…she should have called 911 and described the kidnappers to them or heck…her mom… not an 8 year old. This 15 year old isn’t very intelligent…
        If she wanted to hang out with a guy or just wanted to get out…honesty is the best policy… between parents and kids…and visa versa.
        I guess the truth will come out after the medical attention and examination

  12. Maci
    September 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I am fairly confident that she was not kidnapped like she originally stated. Too much of her story does not make sense. She was supposedly thrown into a truck, yet was not restrained in any way and had the ability to text. And instead of calling 911…she texts her 8 year old sister? I think this is a case of a teen who wants attention or got upset with her parents about something and tried to run away but got scared. If the police really believe that she was kidnapped, there would have been a community alert or something sent out. Obviously the police are not worried or concerned about these supposed kidnappers. This “cried wolf” situation will prevent real kidnapping situations from being taken seriously. Im calling drama queen on this one.

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