The mother and daughter were seen getting on a plane to Florida, according to news reports.
This morning, we interviewed the grandmother of Julia, who was so distraught she could barely talk. Now it appears the whole thing was a hoax.
The newspaper reports that authorities now believe Sweeten used a fake ID to buy two one-way tickets to Orlando. Philadelphia news station WPVI also cited unnamed sources saying the pair had boarded a flight to Florida, but reported the destination was Tampa.
Investigators have now concluded that the pair were not abducted following a traffic accident, WPVI reported.
Sweeten had called police Tuesday at 1:50 PM and said that she was locked in the trunk of a car with her daughter and that her SUV had been stolen, after they were involved in a minor traffic accident.
Police found the SUV Wednesday morning, along with a parking ticket which places the car far from the accident's location at 2:20 PM, WPVI reported.
Why would a mother do such a thing? We will keep you posted as more details emerge.