August 12, 1994: Ohio woman Melissa Ray and her boyfriend fake her kidnapping and rape. In December, she admits publicly the abduction was a hoax, and says she did it because she was pregnant and was worried about telling her parents, a curious thing to say in view of her age, and in 1995.

It remains to be seen how much money and how many man hours were wasted by law enforcement including the FBI on this wild goose chase. The report below is from The Blade (Toledo, Ohio), April 1, 1995, page 9.

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