Thursday, August 30 2012 5:20 PM EDT2012-08-30 21:20:19 GMT
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COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A Putnam County family is at odds with the police department over what actually happened to a 15-year-old girl who claimed she was abducted.
On May 2, 15-year-old Kirsten Alcorn went missing from her home in Cookeville.
The next morning, a driver found her lying on the side of the road but not seriously hurt.
Cookeville investigators now say the case is closed because there weren't any "verifiable facts or evidence" to back up the girl's claim.
According to the police report, Kirsten said a man came into her home when her parents were gone, forced her to write a note that said "72 hours or she's dead."
Kirsten told police that the abductor forced her into a white car before putting a bag over her head, stopped in several wooded areas in attempt to assault her and cut her face with a knife when she refused to comply.
Several hours later the report said Kirsten told police she tried fighting off her attacker and he pushed her out of the car onto the road. She was later found by a passerby just a few blocks from her home.
Police issued a statewide Amber Alert, spent thousands of dollars and nearly four months investigating.
On Thursday, Cookeville police closed Kirsten's case saying there's no threat to the community and no verifiable facts that support her story.
The police reports describe what investigators believe to be inconsistencies with Kirsten's story.
Police could never find a motive for the kidnapping. GPS tracking of her cell phone confirmed Kirsten was within a mile and a half of her home during the time she was missing
Investigators didn't seem to believe that a kidnapper would keep her so close while the entire community was looking for the teen.
Police never spotted the white car Kirsten described, and they found Kirsten wasn't credible.
Bob Terry with Cookeville's Police Department said the teen never took a lie detector test even though one was offered. Police later concluded this was a falsely reported crime.
However, her parents disagree with that assessment.
Kirsten's dad, Robert Alcorn, wouldn't go on camera but said he doesn't understand why police would close their investigation. He wanted to know, "If Kirsten was never kidnapped, what was she doing that night?"
When Channel 4 asked Cookeville police that question, they would not comment on camera.
The Putnam County district attorney said Kirsten could face charges in juvenile court for falsely reporting a crime but didn't speak of any plans to file.
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