In Washington state, a flower vendor who had been missing since Tuesday has been found safe after admitting to staging her own disappearance to look like an abduction so she could leave her family.
Police: Missing Lakewood woman found safe, admitted to staging her disappearance
Moua Vang went missing from the Lakewood Farmer's Market on Tuesday night. Her van and belongings were found in disarray, and police said the scene looked like she possibly went missing under suspicious circumstances. But it turns out that Vang staged it all to look like she had been kidnapped.
Vang apparently traveled out of town, but changed her mind about leaving and decided to come home. While boarding the flight back to Seattle, she was flagged by homeland security, which notified police in Lakewood. She was met at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by detectives working the case.
Vang admitted she staged her vehicle and booth to look like an abduction so she could leave without her family knowing. Police did not release the reason why she decided to leave town or where she decided to go. Vang did admit that she had second thoughts about leaving and decided to return to Seattle. While boarding the flight back, homeland security noticed she was reported missing out of Lakewood and notified police at Sea-Tac Airport and in Lakewood.
It's not clear why Vang decided to leave, but it's being reported that she made several suicidal comments during her interview with detectives. She has been committed to a mental health facility for treatment.
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