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UPDATE: Police: McCallister's story changes

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A woman who left Wausau almost a decade ago as a teenager has changed her story on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, Wausau police said Thursday.

Connie McCallister, 25, was interviewed Wednesday after her family circulated posters for a fundraiser saying that she had been kidnapped, drugged and abused while in Mexico with her first husband, Detective Greg Hagenbucher said.

"This was not information Connie related to law enforcement when we talked to her in September," the detective said.

On Wednesday, McCallister told investigators she left Wausau voluntarily to go to a party in the Milwaukee/Chicago area with Freddie Ruiz, Hagenbucher said. She was 16 at the time.

 McCallister now says that while was at the party "she thinks that she may have been drugged since she woke up in Mexico," Hagenbucher said.

McCallister, a mother of three children, offered no reason why she did not say that she may have been abducted when she was interviewed in September, the detective said.

Police said they provided this new information to the FBI and will  work with the agency and McCallister's family to return her to the U.S.

"Once she returns to Wausau, we will discuss with Connie the circumstances of her leaving with Freddie Ruiz," Hagenbucher said.

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