New Evidence Released Involving Phone Call Made to Authorities

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

More evidence released on Wednesday that shows a call about abuse at the polygamist compound near Eldorado may have been a hoax.

Authorities say one phone number used to report the abuse had been previously used by a Colorado woman.

That woman is 33-year-old Rozita Swinton.

She's been in trouble with the law before for making fake phone calls.

Swinton was arrested last week after police say she called them in February claiming to be a child that was being held hostage.

However, authorities haven't pinpointed if Swinton actually made the call that led to the raid on the West Texas Ranch.

The caller claimed to be a 16-year-old girl who was abused and raped by her 50-year-old husband.