La Mesa police: Reports of kidnapping unfounded

Police don't believe woman was held against will

LA MESA, Calif. - Reports that woman had been kidnapped and held against her will for an undetermined amount of time before turning up on an East County roadside Friday, turned out to be unfounded, according to La Mesa police.

A 911 caller reported finding the apparent abduction victim in the late morning near the intersection of Fuerte and Redondo drives in an unincorporated area near El Cajon, sheriff's Lt. Scott Amos said. The woman may have been dropped off there by her abductor, the lieutenant said.

Preliminary information about the purported crime, which reportedly occurred in La Mesa, was sketchy and unconfirmed, according to Amos.

Upon further investigation, a police lieutenant told 10News that they do not believe there was a kidnapping or that the woman was held against her will.

Police told 10News it was a domestic violence incident involving the woman and her boyfriend. Narcotics may be involved, police said.

The woman ran out of the hospital and would not cooperate with police.

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