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May 14, 2010 11:05 AM

Glendale woman tells police she ran away because of stress

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Glendale woman whose
disappearance sparked a massive search made up a story that she'd been abducted and fled because of stress.

Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said Nancy Salas was reunited with her family in Glendale Thursday night. She was last seen around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after telling her family she was going on her usual run.

Lorenz says she turned up Thursday in Merced in central
California, nearly 300 miles from Los Angeles.

Lorenz says Salas initially told police she had been abducted at gunpoint and driven to Merced, but she retracted her story shortly before she was reunited with her family. He says Salas said she fled because of intense pressure. Her parents believed she was weeks away from graduating at UCLA and were planning a party for
her, but she had not been enrolled at UCLA since 2008.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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