Longview PD closes investigation into reported child abduction, believe incident never happened
POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 2:16pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:52pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) — As of Monday, the Longview Police Department has closed the investigation into a reported Friday afternoon child abduction.
According to officials, there are several reasons, including the fact no parent has come forward that their child is missing. Police also feel the claim may have been unsubstantiated after looking into it further.
On Friday, officers received a report of a child abduction in the area of Mobberly Avenue and Oakdale Street. The person that made the report said she saw a white van pull up to an unknown Hispanic female, someone grabbed the girl, placed his hand over her mouth and drug her into the van. The van then quickly sped away.
As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Longview police had not received any calls concerning a missing child.
Authorities would like to thank everyone for getting the word out so quickly after they received the initial report and put out the alert.