Woman fakes kidnapping in Iron County, no danger to public

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Iron County fake kidnapping

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Authorities have determined a Cedar City woman’s reported kidnapping was a hoax and the public is not in danger.

The alleged victim, Dominique Balch, was reported as missing to the Enoch City Police Sunday, May 10.

Balch presented herself in Blanding that same day, claiming she was kidnapped at gunpoint and taken there.

Officials contacted Cedar City Police about alleged kidnapping and said it may have happened in Cedar City.

On May 11, investigators figured out the kidnapping allegations were false after going over the evidence.

Balch may face charges for filing a false police report.

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