Victim of alleged kidnapping calls it 'misunderstanding'

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ROCKPORT, TEXAS -- A University of Utah student whose parents were accused of kidnapping her says she regrets that such a private family matter turned so public.

Danielle Alonso, 19, spoke with a Salt Lake County detective Wednesday in Texas while her parents were in Utah being question by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Alonso says the whole incident was a big misunderstanding.

In a statement released Thursday her attorney writes, "The decision to return to her Texas home and family and to remain there is personal, and will remain private. It is her own decision, and not the result of any undue influence or coercion." [CLICK HERE to read the entire statement]

Victim of alleged kidnapping calls it 'misunderstanding'

Salt Lake County authorities issued an endangered person advisory for Danielle on Sunday after her parents took her from her apartment in Holladay.

Authorities said her parents were concerned about her conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Steven Shapiro, the Alonsos' attorney, said Wednesday the Alonsos were concerned about Danielle because she didn't make a flight home for Mother's Day. He says they came to Utah to talk with her, took her for a drive, then just kept driving.

Shapiro said at no time was Danielle forced to go.

Daniel and Gloria Alonso have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

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