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According to a county sheriff’s spokesman, on Wednesday night a woman lied to authorities about seeing two suspicious men in the northern Illinois area where a police officer was fatally shot, and the false report prompted a large police response.  Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Covelli says around 85 federal, state and local law enforcement officials responded to the scene.

The woman informed police that she spotted two suspicious men in Volo which is about 5 miles from Fox Lake, where Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was fatally shot Tuesday after pursuing three suspicious men into a swamp. Since then a manhunt for the suspects has been ongoing.

According to Covelli 11 police dogs and three air support units assisted in the hours-long search until the woman finally came clean to detectives about the lie.  Covelli says 30-year-old Kristin B. Kiefer of Vernon Hills, has been charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.

She’s currently being held at the Lake County Jail until a bond hearing.  Police say Kiefer informed detectives that she was hoping to get attention from a family that employs her and that she chose the location because she knew about Gliniewicz’s death.


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