After investigating her purported kidnapping, police discovered that Papini had fabricated the incident and had really been hiding out with an ex-boyfriend in Southern California.
In keeping with a federal criticism filed towards her, Papini “created the accidents” whereas staying along with her ex, together with hitting herself to create bruises and burning herself on her arms.
“She instructed federal legislation enforcement officers and others that she had been kidnapped by two Hispanic ladies,” an FBI particular agent wrote in a felony affidavit filed in a California court docket. “Papini additionally supplied particulars of the alleged Hispanic ladies to an FBI sketch artist and despatched textual content messages to FBI brokers about devices the Hispanic ladies used to inflict accidents on [her]. Nonetheless, this was a false narrative Papini fabricated; in reality, Papini was staying with a former boyfriend and harmed herself to help her false statements.”