TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh police determine reported Homewood abduction did not happen

Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh and Penn Hills Police confer with witnesses at a home on Frankstown road at the border between Penn Hills and Homewood after a 14 year-old girl was reported missing, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 3:39 p.m.
 

Dozens of Pittsburgh and Penn Hills police officers and Allegheny County Sheriff's deputies spent hours Tuesday searching in Homewood for a teenage girl before determining that she had not been abducted as first feared.

A 13-year-old girl getting off a school bus in the 8800 block of Frankstown Avenue at about 2:40 p.m. told investigators that she saw a man grab a girl who was getting off another bus and throw her “against her will” into a white van. The girl was screaming as the man dragged her into the van, the witness said, and twice said to her “you're dead” before driving along Texas Street.

City police Lt. Kevin Kraus said detectives spent several hours questioning the teen before determining that no one had been abducted. Police are considering charging the girl with making a false report to police.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers to retire Joe Greene’s jersey number
  2. Pirates’ Alvarez continues to sit, work on throwing woes
  3. Pittsburgh braces for waves of marches, demonstrations this week
  4. Temple dumps SAT, ACT scores from application process
  5. Emailed notice for federal jury duty a hoax
  6. Police investigate possible shooting in Northview Heights
  7. Charges dropped against WVU running back Smallwood
  8. Thursday’s scouting report: Pirates at Diamondbacks
  9. Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish
  10. Starkey: Would one big move kill Pirates’ future?
  11. Murrysville Legion eliminated from state tournament
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.