KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities in Missouri say a woman who had been reported missing has been found and taken into custody for faking her own abduction.
Chariton County Sheriff Chris Hughes said 28-year-old Rachel Koechner and her daughter, 4-year-old Zoee Sandner, were found safe by authorities late Monday evening. According to the sheriff, Koechner and her ex-husband spent the four days she was "missing" smoking synthetic marijuana in a suburban Kansas City motel room.
Police said Koechner was reported missing after she had not been seen for several days but had left a text message indicating she was in trouble.
The Missouri Highway Patrol put out an endangered missing person's advisory for Koechner and her daughter.
They were found with Koechner's ex-husband, who was not charged in the case but was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for forgery charges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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