Police: Woman admits acid attack self-inflicted

Vince Coglianese Contributor

VANCOUVER, Wash — A woman who claimed she was the victim of an acid attack has admitted her injuries were self-inflicted, Vancouver, Wash., police said Thursday afternoon.

Police Chief Clifford Cook said at an afternoon news conference that Bethany Storro, 28, told detectives the truth during an interview after discrepancies emerged in her story.

Her interview was conducted after a search of her home, which she shares with her parents, police said. Interviews with her family are continuing, they said.

Police will turn over their findings to prosecutors who will decide if charges will be filed against Storro, 28.

They said they were not ready to discuss Storro’s motivations. Storro is remorseful and in a “fragile mental state,” police said.

Splash patterns and other parts of the story, like wearing sunglasses at night, led to the unraveling of Storro’s story, Cook said.

“All things that didn’t add up to the circumstance,” Cook said.

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