San Tan Valley girl admits to making up kidnapping story
By Catherine Holland
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- The teenage girl who was reported missing earlier this week has admitted that she made up the entire incident.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said they spoke with 15-year-old Samantha White on Thursday, at which time she revealed that she faked her kidnapping because she was in a fight with her boyfriend.
White was reported missing on Tuesday morning after her aunt found her backpack in front of her San Tan Valley home. There was also a note with the backpack that read "you will get her back when she gets what she deserves."
A massive search was launched, and on Tuesday afternoon White was found walking around a San Tan Valley neighborhood.
Authorities are still reviewing the case for possible criminal charges.