Another weird case today in the New York/New Jersey area. A family whose daughter never made it to school on Monday contacted the media yesterday to tell them that she (or someone) has been sending mysterious text messages indicating that she was being held against her will. The family insisted that the girl, Natasha Browne, wasn't the sort to be involved in a hoax and that she must really be in trouble.
On the news at noon today it was reported that the girl turned up in Brooklyn and she's been reunited with her parents.
I think it's great that the girl's back home safe and sound, but the whole thing sounds so bogus to me. What are the odds that someone would abduct you, hold you for days, molest you, but not take away your cell phone? And how come she could send text messages but not call? Is this simply a case of a girl who stayed out past her curfew and decided to come up with an elaborate explanation so that she wouldn't get in trouble?