Residents outraged at teen who fabricated abduction story

Hayley Turner

The case of a Bedford Township teen who reported she was abducted last Thursday has been handed to the Monroe County prosecutor.

On Sunday, Detective Sergeant Jeff Pauli of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and a Special Agent of the FBI conducted a second interview with 18-year-old Hayley Turner. Sheriff Dale Malone issued a statement which said "as a result of that interview, it was determined that the incident did not take place, as originally reported."

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Turner was first reported missing at 10 p.m. Thursday night.

According to police, Turner was driving on Dean Road after having gone to a video rental store. A friend of Hayley's told police that she was on the phone with Hayley when Hayley got to the intersection of Dean and Crabb and saw a man lying in the ditch. Hayley told the friend she was speaking with she was going to help the man in the ditch. Seconds later, Hayley told her friend the man had a gun and Hayley's phone disconnected.

The friend called Hayley's dad, Tim, who rushed to the location. He found his daughter's car running, but empty, Hayley nowhere in sight.

At 3:15 p.m. on Friday, police in Ecorse, Mich. notified Sheriff Malone that Turner was at their police station.

Sheriff Malone says his agency has closed their investigation and forwarded the complaint to the Monroe County Prosecutor. Prosecuting Attorney William Paul Nichols did not return NBC 24's phone calls seeking comment on this issue.

Resident Michael Laford thinks there should be consequences for Turner. "I think she should get some sort of punishment, maybe community service but I definitely don't think she should walk away from it," Mr. Laford said.