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Police Call Off Lookout for Kidnapping, Rape Suspects

The search was called off about Smyrna police obtained evidence to indicate that the victim may have lied about the attack.

Update Feb. 25

After further investigation, the Smyrna Police Department is canceling its lookout for two rape suspects after they obtained evidence that the alleged victim lied about the attack.

Jennifer Marie Shipley, 32 years old from Marietta, has been arrested on one count of false statements and is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. In January, Shipley told Smyrna police that two men, one black and one Hispanic, had kidnapped and raped her for two days at an undisclosed location. Police released sketches of the men she described Feb. 15.

Original Story Feb. 15

Smyrna police are asking for help identifying two suspects in the Jan. 17 kidnapping and rape of a Marietta woman. The victim was walking along Windy Hill Road near South Cobb Drive when she was forced at gunpoint into a 1990s gold Chevrolet Caprice. The victim was held for two days at an undisclosed location where she was beaten and sexually assaulted.

The suspects are a black male and Latino male, both in their early-20s. The black male is about 6-foot-2-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. The Latino male has short, black, spiked hair, and is about 5-foot-2-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Anyone has seen or can identify the suspects is asked to call Smyrna Police detectives at 770-434-9481 or 678-631-5146.

Max Sheridan Gilbert February 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
That's close where I live.
Neal Dow February 25, 2012 at 01:03 PM
From MDJ (today) Woman accused of lying to police SMYRNA — Smyrna Police have canceled a search for two men in an alleged kidnapping and rape and instead have arrested the woman who reported it on charges of making false statements. According to police, Jennifer Marie Shipley, 32, of Marietta, told police that she was forced into a car at gunpoint by two men on Jan. 17 and taken to an unknown location, where she was beaten and sexually assaulted for two days. But police now say they have uncovered evidence that Shipley lied to police. Shipley is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail.

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