WILSONVILLE A Salem mom who originally claimed that she was attacked at a busy I-5 rest area earlier this month actually made up the story and her injuries were self-inflicted, police said Tuesday.
Heather Trevino, 33, initially told police that she was with her three-year-old daughter in a wooded area of the Baldock Rest Area south of Wilsonville when a man attacked her. She said she was struck several times and possibly choked before the suspect escaped just after 5 p.m. on August 16.
Trevino, whose name has not been released until today, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the alleged attack. Her injuries, which are now believed to be self-inflicted, included throat ligature marks, bruising, and scrapes on her body, said Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
Detectives said further questioning revealed that Trevino had made the whole story up.
Trevino was cited Tuesday for initiating a false police report, a Class C misdemeanor. She was scheduled to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court on September 25, at 3 p.m.