MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A social media post that has started to go viral about an alleged kidnapping at Fashion Place mall in Murray on Saturday is not true, according to police.
Sgt. Steve Sanderson with the Murray City Police Dept. said this post is not a real incident.
Another post, with a different version of events was also found on social media posted by a different individual.
“We are wanting the public to know this kidnapping did not happen, it is 100 percent not true,” said Sanderson.
Sanderson said they are still investigating all aspects, including why the post was created and where the information originally came from.
While police are still investigating, if the woman had been kidnapped at Fashion Place at the bathrooms, they would have video surveillance of the incident.
In addition, if there were suspects that were randomly kidnapping women and then drugging them, they would have sent out a media alert asking the public to take safety precautions and ask for their help in locating suspects.
“We are trying to get to the bottom of this post, and that includes investigating all aspects of what it says and what actually happened,” said Sanderson. “There was no kidnapping and there is no threat to the public.”
Sgt. J.C. Holt with the West Jordan Police said they have also looked into the story. They did not get any reported phone calls from a victim, victim’s family, Murray PD, anyone in the public in regards to any emergency situation in Jordan Landing on Saturday.
ABC4 does, however, want the public to have resources available to call if you do suspect human trafficking or have any questions about incidents like this.