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May 23rd, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Mystery surrounds California woman found a decade after alleged kidnapping

There's confusion over what really happened to a woman who, police say, was kidnapped and held against her will for a decade.

Some friends and neighbors say that story doesn't add up.

They say the woman seemed happily married to her alleged captor, with whom she had a child.

Stop doubting California woman on kidnapping, Michelle Knight says

But now another high-profile kidnapping victim is speaking out, warning people not to be so quick to judge.

"Unless you were walking in her shoes, you have no reason to talk, none at all," said Michelle Knight, one of three women freed from years of brutal captivity in a Cleveland home in 2013.

CNN's Kyung Lah has our report.


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    October 9, 2014 at 4:20 am | Reply
  2. Rodger Olsen

    There is no mystery. As an underage girl, she ran off with and married an older man. When, several years later, the marriage soured, she decided to avoid responsibility by claiming she was kidnapped. However, kidnapped girls do not have cars of their own, a phone at hand, internet access and a Facebook page. The story is, as they say "a crock".

    June 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Reply
    • jfairweather

      A pointedly cynical explanation. When a person is put through intense psychological pressure, they can be manipulated by someone with a forceful, dominant personality into believing that this is their lot in life and that they must accept it and make the best of it. This is the case with thousands of battered wives and is a much more likely scenario.

      June 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Reply

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