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Aside arrow UPDATE: Missing Orange City Woman Located, Safe
January 10, 2018 6:12 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

UPDATE #2: After insisting to Volusia County sheriff's detectives that she was the victim of a made-up abduction, Erin Boyd is facing charges of lying to law enforcement.

Boyd, 31, was located Thursday, uninjured and alone, at the Chimney Corner Motel in DeLand, after an extensive search effort by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Boyd had been reported missing by her boyfriend on Tuesday, when he told deputies he had not seen or heard from her since Sunday night.

Initially, Boyd was evasive on the circumstances around her disappearance. While deputies were on scene at the motel, she called 911 from her room asking for deputies to let her out, as if she was being held against her will. She then attempted to report to a deputy on scene that she was intimidated into leaving home and coming to the motel, and that she had been deprived of her phone. 

Her story didn't hold up to further questioning, and a deputy soon found her phone in the motel-room toilet -- which had been empty earlier.

Boyd alleged again Friday that she was imprisoned against her will, and her claim was disproved. She is being charged with two misdemeanors: making a false report to law enforcement and making a false official statement.

UPDATE #1: Erin Boyd was located late Thursday afternoon and is OK.


The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Erin Boyd, 31, last seen late Sunday night. Her phone, keys, vehicle and credit/debit cards were left at her home on Shady Lane in Orange City.

Ms. Boyd is a white female, 5'3" tall with brown and blonde hair and blue eyes. Her date of birth is 11/23/1986. Her photo is attached.

Anyone who sees Ms. Boyd or has any information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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