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Detectives: Mandeville kidnapping attempt "unsubstantiated"

Composite sketch originally released in now unsubstantiated attempted kidnapping Composite sketch originally released in now unsubstantiated attempted kidnapping

Mandeville, La.- Investigators in Mandeville now believe reports of an attempted kidnapping of a young girl as she got off a school bus in late August are not true.

At the time the 11-year-old claimed she was walking home from the school bus when a man in an older model car asked her if she needed a ride and then chased her.

Detectives with the Mandeville Police Department say they have thoroughly investigated the incident and have been unable to corroborate any evidence from the victim's account. Detectives say they even went over video surveillance from the school bus and other cameras that day and found nothing.

Investigators also cite inconsistent and contradictory statements about the incident that were made during the investigation. All of that, they say, lead them to conclude that the incident is unsubstantiated.

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