The case involving a Greenwich woman who was reported missing for about 24 hours over the weekend took another turn late Monday.
Dominique Stephens, 20, was last seen outside the Hunter’s Brew bar, which is located in the village’s downtown late Friday night.
Her husband, Mark Stephens, reported her missing Saturday and a massive search was conducted by family, friends, law enforcement and through social media.
Between 10 and 11 p.m., Dominique returned home.
Mark Stephens said late Saturday Dominique was last seen with a man who might have gone by the name, “David or Doug, from Shiloh.”
The husband also indicated online his wife was possibly the victim of a drugging of her non-alcoholic drink while at the bar.
Late Monday, Greenwich police chief Steve Dorsey said Dominique was not kidnapped.
“The missing woman has confessed to her husband that she had an affair on him and was not missing or sexually assaulted,” the chief said.
“The police reports will be sent to our prosecutor to review for making a false police report,” Dorsey said.
Earlier Monday, Dorsey had said Dominique would not cooperate with police.
“The victim did return home,” Dorsey confirmed.
“She does not remember all that occurred while she was missing. All she remembers is that she went to New Haven to get a pack of cigarettes, then waking up at an unknown location in Huron County and drove home,” the chief said was the woman’s initial story.
“She has been asked numerous times to let an officer interview her and she has declined so far. Until we have better cooperation from the victim we cannot proceed forward with any type of investigation,” Dorsey then added.
Mark Stephens had provided this message via Facebook Sunday.
“Dominique Stephens is home safe now! She is in bad shape, but Legend (the couple’s 10-month-old son) and I will make sure she has a full recovery mentally and physically,” husband Mark Stephens said Sunday via Facebook.
“If anybody wants to stop over and give her some cheering up, you can. The small things count,” Stephens added. “I appreciate everyone spreading the word. After seeing a community get together to save a mother/wife, it really gives me hope for humanity. You guys are awesome and thank you.”