GPD: 9-year-old child ‘fabricated’ story about being kidnapped

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

As reported on Sunday, January 17, 2021, detectives assigned to GPD’S Criminal Investigation Division were activated to investigate a reported kidnapping of a 9-year-old boy in the Mangilao area.

Preliminary reports indicated that the incident occurred at around 6:00 am. Detectives confirmed that the child was safe and was unharmed.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the mother of the child had initially filed a missing person complaint with the Dededo Precinct Command during the morning hours of January 17, 2021.

Officers were later able to locate the child with his father. Investigators interviewed the minor further who admitted to fabricating his statement of being kidnapped.