Missing teen feared to be kidnapped returned home, woman charged with filing false report

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Malynda Townsend returned home Wednesday night  after she was feared to have been kidnapped after leaving her apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.

Patricia Parker, the mother of Townsend's boyfriend, said Townsend returned to their apartment complex on the 1900 block of Asa drive off East Belz Boulevard after apparently hanging out with her friends.

Townsend was reported missing Tuesday, Nov. 28 after she was last seen leaving her apartment complex to get diapers for her 10-month-old child and never returned home.

Authorities returned to the South Memphis apartment complex on Wednesday where they were told 18-year-old Townsend was last seen.

According to reports the sister of Townsend's boyfriend, Kimuana Butler, originally told police she got a call from Townsend saying  she had been kidnapped.

Butler has been charged with filing a false report.

"This is so heartbreaking. She have a 10-month-old baby and if anybody she her please contact somebody so she can come home to her baby," said Patricia Parker, the mother of Townsend's boyfriend Wednesday afternoon," Patricia Parker told WREG Wednesday afternoon after she thought Townsend had been abducted.

Parker said she was told about  Townsend’s disappearance Wednesday morning.

She fought back tears talking about the young mother saying she keeps to herself.

"I never experienced anything like this. But whoever you are wherever you are please bring her home," she said.

A City Watch was sent out saying  Townsend was believed to be kidnapped on her way to the store Tuesday afternoon.

The complex where Townsend lives  is just a block or so from several south Memphis shopping centers.

In the original report Townsend was believed to possibly be with someone driving a red Cadillac CTS with Texas tags.