Police say a 15-year-old Aurora girl faked her own abduction, "staging" a frantic 911 call that a man was breaking into her home and signs of a physical struggle.
Aurora police are continuing to search for Jasmine Fike because investigators believes she is in the company of known criminals, police spokesman Detective Bob Friel said Thursday afternoon.
After an extensive investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Friel said investigators now believe that Fike's "kidnapping" was a "well-orchestrated hoax."
Investigators from several law enforcement agencies had launched a fast-moving investigation to find and rescue Fike after they received the 911 call from the teen just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, he said.
Sounding desperate and frightened during the call, the girl says someone is breaking into her home as a small dog barks in the background.
After the 911 call appeared to have been cut off, officers responded to the girl's home.
Inside, the girl's mother and police said the teen's room looked as if there had been a struggle, with furniture knocked over and her bedding tossed about.
Police released a tape of the girl's 28-second 911 call.
Dispatcher: "911, whats the address of your emergency?"
Fike: Someone just broke into the house, and they are trying to take me. Please, come hurry!
Dispatcher: OK, what is your address?
Fike: 1725 South Olathe St.
Dispatcher: "Ok, and thats 1725 South Olathe St.?"
Fike: "Yes. Yes."
Dispatcher: OK, is that a house or an apartment?"
Fike: "House. Hes here. (inaudible). He knows Im on the phone."
Dispatcher: "Who is this person?"
Fike: "His name is (inaudible). You better hurry, he knows Im on the phone. Ive got to go."
Dispatcher: "Hold on. Take a deep breath."
Fike: "Ive got to go."
Dispatcher: "Listen, listen. Keep me on the phone. Hello?"
The phone call ends.
Despite the hoax, police say they're still concerned for the girl's safety.
"I think what the public needs to understand is that she's with some very bad people," Friel told 7NEWS reporter Dayle Cedars. "She is with known criminals who have very extensive criminal backgrounds, and we are still concerned for her safety.
"However," he added, "the department does intend to hold her accountable for this hoax." Friel said the teen will most likely face criminal charges for the elaborate hoax.
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