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Student safe after falsely saying she was abducted

by Danielle Wagner

DUBUQUE (KWWL) Around 1 a.m. Monday, Loras classmates of Genevieve Kinley reported her missing to Dubuque Police.

"They had not had any contact with her since early afternoon so we began working the case as a missing persons."

Around 2:30 a.m. Dubuque Police got a call from Kinley's parents saying she contacted them from Indianapolis.

Kinley met with Indianapolis Police, saying while walking around Cox Street to go to the library to study, she was grabbed, put in a van, and driven to Indiana.

"And eventually we learned her initial statement to Indianapolis Police she was abducted was not true. She in fact willingly left Dubuque by bus and stopped in Indianapolis," said Assistant Dubuque Police Chief Terry Tobin.

Tobin doesn't know the exact details of why Kinley got on a bus and left town.

"I have just heard one of the things she mentioned was she felt she was under a lot of pressure. A lot of stress, and wanted to get away for awhile," said Tobin.

Sue Czeshinski with Loras College said the school is glad Kinley is on her way back home to Waukee with her dad.

"We take campus security very seriously. In fact, we have a Loras Alert System to make sure all the students are notified in case of an emergency," said Czeshinski.

Since Kinley did not report herself missing, she will not face charges from the Dubuque Police Department. However, the Indianapolis Police Department could decide to file charges against Kinley for her false report.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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