Too drunk to recall daughter's whereabouts, woman makes up kidnapping story, deputies say

6-year-old Palm Beach County girl found

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor, Emily Llerena - Associate Producer

Nataly Irias (Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

GREENACRES, Fla. - A Palm Beach County woman was arrested Sunday after she told deputies she made up a kidnapping story to cover up the fact that she'd been drinking and was too drunk remember where her daughter was, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

An Amber Alert for Natly Irias, 6, was issued Saturday after her mother, Maria Irias, said a man offered to give the pair a ride home from a store and drove off with the child in the car when they reached the house, deputies said.

Irias later admitted to deputies that her daughter had not been kidnapped at a store, but that she'd been drinking and couldn't remember her whereabouts. 

Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Natly had been found.

Irias was arrested on charges of child neglect and filing a false report of a non-existent crime. 

 

 

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