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Reported victim of kidnapping returns to Penn Hills home

| Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

A woman whose friend called police to report she had been kidnapped and her car stolen returned home Monday evening, ending a search for her, according to police.

The search for the 25-year-old woman and her white Mercedes Benz began with a call to Penn Hills police at about 4 a.m. from a Wilkinsburg man, who said the woman called to say she was the victim of a carjacking. The call prompted authorities to broadcast a description of the vehicle and the license plate over emergency channels.

The search was called off at 5:30 p.m. when police learned that the woman returned home, Penn Hills police said, adding that Allegheny County police were still gathering information on the incident. County police could not be reached for comment about the case.

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