The witness to the apparent abduction of 15-year-old Alyssa Langille from Mississauga last week, which sparked an Amber Alert, has been charged after police claim the event never happened.
Initially, the witness told Peel Regional Police that they’d watched the abduction of a woman by two men who’d jumped out of a silver van at St. Barbara Blvd. and Comiskey Cres. on Sunday afternoon.
Bob Langille, Alyssa’s father, first called police later that evening after the girl’s younger sister found that she’d made a “fake body” from clothes stuffed into her bed to appear as though she was still sleeping in it.
It was around this time that the witness, according to police, gave information which seemed to suggest Alyssa had been the woman kidnapped earlier in the day.
Toronto Police Service officers found Alyssa in Scarborough early Monday morning, unharmed, and the Amber Alert was called off.
Investigators said she “was not the victim of the abduction,” but, nonetheless, continued to look into what happened.
By Thursday, according to a statement from Peel Regional, “evidence revealed that the reported abduction never occurred.”
Investigators aren’t sure of why the suspect claimed to have seen an abduction. It doesn’t appear that Langille and the suspect knew each other.
Alyssa Langille went missing twice in the span of two days last December, Dec. 6 and Dec. 9. At the time, her father told reporters that she’s “hooked up with the wrong people,” some of whom are “older,” and live in the Mississauga area.
“[There is] no linkage between the two, other than for notoriety in the media,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Mark Fischer.
Uzma Khan, a 32-year-old woman from Mississauga, has been charged with one count of public mischief. She is due in court on Feb. 28.