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LAS VEGAS - Dar Heatherington flew out of Las Vegas on
Wednesday and returned to Great Falls, Mont., for questioning by local
Dar Heatherington (AP
The 39-year-old alderman from Lethbridge, Alta., walking with a
slight limp, landed at Great Falls, accompanied by her husband David and
Heatherington did not speak to reporters as she was led to police
There was no statement from police or her husband, who is
Lethbridge's deputy fire chief.
She disappeared on Saturday in Great Falls.
Heatherington turned up in Las Vegas Tuesday night where she was
located at a hotel after police received a complaint of a distraught
woman in the valet area of the Treasure Island Casino at about 10:30
p.m. local time.
Las Vegas police spokesman Jose Montoya said Heatherington claimed
she was abducted.
"She said she thinks she might have been sexually
assaulted," Montoya told CBC Newsworld.
Heatherington told officers she was taken from Great Falls against
her will and may have been "given something."
"By that we don't know if she meant she was drugged or what she
was talking about because she would not elaborate," said Montoya.
Police took Heatherington to the University Medical Center in Las
Vegas, where she spent five hours before being released Wednesday
morning, apparently in good health.
Montoya said Heatherington told police she was too tired to speak
with them much, but said she wanted to press charges. He said
Heatherington resisted a medical examination at the hospital.
Meanwhile, a family friend in Lethbridge said that Heatherington
believed she was being stalked. He said incidents began with phone
calls, then letters, then a prowler was seen in the back yard of her
The family had been in touch with Lethbridge police over the
concerns, said the man, who wished to remain anonymous.
Las Vegas is about 1,600 kilometres south of Great Falls. A police
officer in Great Falls said it isn't known how she got to the southern