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Police: Durham Girl Wasn't Abducted, Family Lied

Posted March 10, 2007

— The Durham girl who was reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint Friday and later found has now been charged with delaying, resisting and obstructing a police investigation.

Durham Police located Natalie Sanchez Fernandez, 15, Friday night about 9:15 p.m. and later learned she was never actually abducted.

Her sisters, Veronica Sanchez Fernandez and Lady Sanchez Fernandez, and a male, Carlos Argueqa-Guezare, lied to police to cover for the girl, according to a police.

Both Fernandez sisters have been charged with filing a false police report. Argueqa-Guezare was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to police.

"Durham Police wants to thank everyone for your calls and assistance which allowed us to resolve this situation," police said in a news release Saturday.

Police had posted an Amber Alert for the girl on Friday after they were told she had been kidnapped at gunpoint from her school bus stop.


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  • dakota_loves_me Mar 12, 2007

    it is such a shame that anymore they are blacming the blck people along with the mexicans. Can the world stop being racist?

  • dakota_loves_me Mar 11, 2007

    i know that the court system should do its job but as you said(tharringtonherman -at- yahoo -dot- com) kids will be kids. and sometimes they make mistakes but that doesnt matter? it does matter. on the fact the kids did lie to cover up for the girl is wrong and she knows it was wrong but why did they have to go and blame the parents for what she did. and i dont agree with jail time. she should just apologize. she is too young to serve time in jail. but there are always consequences for peoples actions no matter how big/small the crime or act may be.

  • goutytoe Mar 11, 2007

    Indians migrated here from Asia, presumably. Who was here before them and what happened to those people? The fossil record is slim but it bears investigating, especially by those who claim special status for Indians.

    Also, is "Mexican" a race? I have been to Mexico, and just like here, there is a great deal of variation in how the people look. So, before slinging the word "racist" around, one might want to contemplate what one is truly trying to communicate.

    Further, it might be a good thing to think about what makes a country. A language? A common set of beliefs and ideas? A strong border? Perhaps any or all of those things, perhaps none of them. The United States is an ongoing experiment. Time will tell what the outcome is.

  • BOHICA Mar 11, 2007

    Why does everone keep sayng kids will be kids? Responsibility! Doesn't matter where they are from, there are laws that have to be followed. Being young or from another country doesn't excuse the fact that a law was broken. Let the court system do its job.

  • mugofstout Mar 11, 2007

    She and all the others involved should have to make financial restitution to the state and serve some jail time.

  • dakota_loves_me Mar 11, 2007

    you know, all i hear now for this porr family is DEPORT THEM NOW!!! but the parents did no harm to the police they were only caring for the child who they thought was abducted BUT the whole fact here is that the girl probably knew that she did wrong and was probably trying to press her luck with her parents and from what i have heard about the parents is incredible and they sound like wonderful people who care for their children but they may have had their doubts at times but they know right from wrong. their children need to learn from this mistake and hopefully learn that lying to the police was wrong and promise not to do it again.

  • HereWeGo Mar 11, 2007

    I was flagged cause I asked those who love that fuzzy word "racisim" to define it???? Cute.

  • Brain-Dead Religious Freak Mar 11, 2007

    Please everyone forgive these children for what they have done. Surely God can forgive the foolishness of youth? There is too much hate in the world. I pray to God that he in his wisdom will show them the error of their ways and set them back on the path of truth and righteousness. Praise be to God, and may God's love be with you all!

  • CBUR Broker 1 Mar 11, 2007

    Man, that is so messed up. I watching TV when the alert came across. Started feeling kind of bad for the girl and her family. Well, those feelings are gone down the drain. Those children need to be punished real good. What were they thinking???

  • mindblaster Mar 11, 2007

    Kids will be kids...young and dumb...regardless of ethnicity. Parents can be outstanding examples, but the reality is that they are powerless over many choices their children make. Some choices, whether child or adult, are extremely poor. But we all face the consequences of our choices. Bottom line...the parents are not to blame here, the chidren should be punished and made examples, and ethnicity is irrelevant.