Shannon Torrez arrested in the kidnapping Abigale Lynn Woods and assault of Stephenie Ochsenbine Abigale Lynn Woods is being held on $1 million bond and was to be arraigned Thursday.
In court papers, authorities said Torrez, 36, learned about the week-old baby through a “welcome home” yard sign for the new mother, Stephenie Ochsenbine.
Sheriff Gary Toelke said Torrez told investigators she was nine months pregnant but lost the baby on Friday, the same day little Abigale Lynn Woods was kidnapped. But Toelke said investigators are trying to determine whether Torrez had been pregnant.
However, authorities are suspect of the Torrez story and they have not yet confirmed that she was ever pregnant.
“There is speculation maybe she wasn’t,” Toelke said at a late afternoon news conference. There also was no sign of a stillborn baby, he said.
Investigators questioned how Torrez could have delivered her own baby and recovered enough physically to attack Ochsenbine on the same day. (Fox News)