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Sacramento police say couple staged missing girl case

Two people were booked into Sacramento County jail after police said they falsely claimed a little girl was being hidden by the child’s father.

The episode that resulted in the arrest of Shavaughn E. Vaughn, 43, and Antwan L. Holliday, 44, began when Vaughn made a police report Tuesday that her 10-year-old child was being hidden from her by the child’s father, Don Lee. Both remained in jail Wednesday on $50,000 bond. They denied requests for media interviews.

Vaughn told officers that Lee had taken her daughter camping for the weekend. The child’s grandfather was said to have dropped her off at her home in the 1200 block of 58th Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said Vaughn told officers that she was upset that the girl was left at the house unattended so Vaughn went to the house on 58th Avenue to check on her.

When she got there, her daughter was nowhere to be seen, Vaughn told officers. There were no signs of foul play, and she told officers that she believed the child’s father was hiding her.

After officers searched by air and ground for eight hours, the girl was found at the home of Holliday, Vaughn’s boyfriend.

Police said Vaughn and Holliday had staged the incident to make it appear that the girl’s father had hidden the child.

Holliday and Vaughn were arrested on suspicion of falsely reporting an emergency, obstructing a police officer, conspiracy and concealment of a child in violation of a decree.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews