Jennifer Wilbanks was so desperate to avoid getting married to her soon-to-be-husband that she fled more than 1,400 miles then pretended she’d been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.
Wilbanks was due to marry John Mason in April 2005 in a lavish wedding with 600 guests.
But to avoid it she left Duluth, Georgia, and fled to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Her sudden disappearance sparked a manhunt across the US with some speculating whether Mason had killed her.
Three days later — after a $100,000 reward was put up by relatives in a bid to find her — she finally rang Mason, as well as 911, and lied that she had been taken hostage by a Hispanic man and a Caucasian woman while out for a run.
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