Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Karyn McConnell Hancock Borrowed A Page From John Darwin and Faked Her Own Abduction- by Legal Pub


John Darwin the English man who faked his disappearance while canoing has nothing on Karyn McConnell Hancock. (LINK) Hancock, 35, a Toledo Ohio attorney and former city councilwoman admitted that she fabricated her tale of being kidnapped at gunpoint last week. She will probably be charged with filing a false report according to Police Chief Mike Navarre. Karyn McConnell Hancock was found Saturday in Georgia. Her story of being abducted outside Toledo's juvenile court building last Wednesday and forced into a vehicle are all fabrications according to police Capt. Ray Carroll.

Karyn is six-month pregnant and has a three year old son. She turned up in Atlanta after disappearing for four days. She had driven herself from Toledo to the Atlanta area, where she was found outside an amusement park. Hancock had been having psychological issues for several years according to her husband, Lawrence Hancock. In the first few hours after her disappearance, her husband said she may have just needed to get away. (Sounds a little like Drew Peterson's statement after Stacy disappeared! LINK )

On Thursday afternoon, his wife called him, saying she had been abducted. The family went on national television asking for help and community members gathered at churches to pray. (Prayers answered.) Hancock's father, C. Allen McConnell, is a Toledo Municipal Court judge. Lawrence Hancock is bishop of Final Harvest Church. The family had said they believed the purported kidnapping had something to do with a case McConnell handled before he was a judge. The family also said both the judge and his daughter had received threatening calls.

McConnell said the calls were real and "still of great concern to the family."

Why would Karyn McConnell Hancock fake her disappearance?
Besides being mentally distressed, a former client recently sued her for allegedly failing to give him a $10,000 accident settlement. Lawrence Hancock said he wasn't sure if the lawsuit or the suspicious calls triggered her actions. Legal Pub has another theory: FAME. Robert Hawkins reminded us how high the cost of fame can be... LINK.

12 comments:

kyle said...

The mentally distressed need counseling, not fame. The quest for fame is delusional. We are all to blame. We glorify Actors and actresses and rock stars for what reason? No real reason at all.

Then others who are deficient, want their 5 minutes of fame. And some will do anything for the attention...


Kyle

Anonymous said...

She just needs some help...

Anonymous said...

I just don't get it...

Anonymous said...

What a sick SCAM! Go to the husband's website www.lvproductionsinc.com. NOT one truth! He is also on MYSPACE. Several different stories about his education, none can be verified. He looks as tho he is NOT an ordained minister, let alone a BISHOP! He drives a Mercedes and they owe over $100,000.00 in taxes. He is a LOSER and cannot tell the truth! A Cristian??? SHAME on both of them. RIGHT....she is crazy...like a FOX!! SHAME SHAME SHAME

Ms. Calabaza said...

This story seemed fishy to me from the very beginning. Kidnapped and then found at Six Flags? Uh huh, something did not seem right. Then last night I heard she owed approximately $100,000 to the IRS and I said Bingo! Seems she has not paid taxes since about 2002. . . she's got some 'splainin to do!

john said...

Obviously a lady who thought she could divert attention from her problems by faking the role of a victim.

Busted.


John

Anonymous said...

Gives lawyers a bad name!

dollar bill said...

As I often say, and get criticized for, it is all about money baby!

Dollar Bill

Anonymous said...

Horrible publicity for the entire family!

Anonymous said...

What a shame.

Anonymous said...

this is a modern day problem

Anonymous said...

Karyn McConnell Hancock was a former Toledo city councilwoman. Her husband said that his 35-year-old wife was six months pregnant with her second child when when she was allegedly kidnapped by two men and a woman.

After police questioning, she recanted the allegations and admitted that the original police report was false.

Lawrence Hancock suggested that his wife had been having psychological difficulties and may have had a meltdown.

The exact reason for this strange incident will likely never be known.