An email received by the attorney of the boyfriend of a California woman seems to confirm that her abduction is real and not a hoax, as police had believed.
Aaron Quinn’s attorney Daniel Russo told the ABC News, “Those people are real. They’re really motivated.”
However, Russo refused to disclose details regarding the six-page letter that says why kidnappers had abducted Denise Huskins.
According to CNN, Huskins’ disappearance was reported Monday in Vallejo, California, along with a ransom demand of $8,500. She was discovered two days later at Huntington Beach, Carolina.
Quinn also said he was bound and drugged on the day of Huskins’ disappearance.
After the kidnapping, San Francisco Chronicle posted an audio clip wherein a woman identifying herself as Denise Huskins says she has been kidnapped.
“My name is Denise Huskins. I am kidnapped, otherwise I’m fine,” she said.
“Earlier today there was a plane crash in Alps and 158 people died. And one thing that people know about me is that I went to my first concert, me and my mom, to Blink 182 (last word is inaudible).”
However, on Wednesday, Vallejo Police Department said there was “no evidence to support the claims” that Huskins was abducted from Quinn’s home. They offered no comment on the email received by Russo.
“We know that the statement Mr. Quinn provided was such an unbelievable story we initially had a hard time believing it and, upon further investigation, were not able to substantiate any of the things he was saying,” Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park said.
Denise is being accused by the police of staging her own kidnapping with her boyfriend as accomplice. But Quinn’s attorneys are persistent that the police are wrong.
Park called the case a “wild goose chase” squandering department resources. Charges could be filed against Huskins and Quinn should the evidence suggest a hoax once investigations are conducted.
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