CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Chamblee Police have charged the mother who claimed she and her five year old daughter were abducted from their residence by an ex-boyfriend.
On December 23, 2013, Isabel Godinez Lopez willingly left with Luis Coc-Reyes and his companion Porfirio Alvarez to go to Florida.
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At a restaurant along the way, Isabel called Joel Godinez Lopez and told him she had been abducted against her will and was afraid for her safety that of her daughter.
After the vehicle was stopped by the Georgia State Patrol on I-75 near the Florida border, both men were detained.
Investigators with the Chamblee Police Department spoke to Isabel by telephone and she again stated that she had been abducted by force against her will. She repeated this assertion to a Spanish speaking FBI Agent. Both men were arrested and charged with kidnapping.
After being transported from Lowndes County to the DeKalb County Jail, both men were interviewed by Chamblee Police on December 27th. They willingly spoke without the presence of a lawyer and gave a version of events that investigators found credible. The men said Isabel called and asked them to come get her and even gave them directions to where she stayed in Chamblee.
Isabel was interviewed at length at the Chamblee Police Department on that same date and she continued to say she was abducted.
The investigation continued and cell phone records, along with other factors, gave investigators reason to doubt her. She was re-interviewed Monday, and finally admitted she made it all up.
Charges have been dropped against Luis Coc-Reyes and Porfirio Alvarez. Isabel has now been charged with a Felony count of Making False Statements.
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