GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Police say an 11-year-old girl who initially claimed to have been abducted outside a grocery store Saturday night later changed her story.
Police responded to the Food Lion on College Park Road where the child, who police said has high-functioning autism, had been reported missing, according to Lt. Tom Hill.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and found the girl, he said.
She initially said she had been abducted but recanted during the investigation and later said she ran away, Hill said.
The 11-year old girl told police a man forcibly removed her from her grandmother’s car and put her in a truck, taped her mouth shut and drove out of the parking lot.
She described her alleged abductor as a white man standing 5 feet and 5 inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes wearing a gray shirt and black pants, the police report states.
Investigators say, the girl was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for a forensic examination.
Police are continuing to investigate the case and said more information would be available at a later time.