SALEM, Ore. — A Salem woman says she was angry with her family when she made false reports she’d been kidnapped and touched off an extensive search by law enforcement officers.
The Salem Statesman Journal reports that probable cause documents released Wednesday have 28-year-old Roxanna Long telling police she was also distraught about her mother’s recent death and the removal of her children by the Department of Human Services.
Police say she made multiple calls to family members and authorities over 24 hours with two stories: one that she’d been in an accident, the other that two men had abducted her.
Long was arrested Sunday afternoon when she returned to a friend’s house after a trip for pizza.
She’s accused of filing a false report.