In just a couple of days, Denise Huskins was lost and found. That's because she reportedly faked her own kidnapping.
The Washington Post reports the Vallejo, California woman was initially reported missing by her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, Monday afternoon.
He told local officers she'd been gone for about 12 hours.
After days of searching and interviewing Quinn, however, the police began to smell something a little fishy about the man's story – especially after over 75 people teamed up to search surrounding bodies of water and couldn't find a single sign of 29-year-old Huskins.
Huskins' devastated family took to the news, making a desperate plea for her return. According to CNN, police reported there had been a $8,500 ransom demand.
As the search rolled into its third day, there was a sudden plot twist.
On Wednesday morning, Vallejo police found a healthy, uninjured Huskins in Huntington Beach – over 400 miles from Quinn's home.