A northwest Iowa woman is behind bars charged with a serious misdemeanor after allegedly falsely claiming that she had killed her three children. The Sheldon Police Department report that Tuesday just before 3:30 A.M., their dispatch, at the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Department, received a 9-1-1 call from a female cell-phone caller who advised that she had just killed all three of her children.

The caller gave her name and an address in Sheldon and then disconnected her call. Officers discovered that the address she had given did not exist and a search for the name she had given was also unsuccessful. Attempts to contact the caller back were also unsuccessful. Officers were able to obtain ownership information for the cell-phone that had been used and learned that the phone had been sold to someone else.

As a result of the investigation, officers learned that the entire story was false. Officers arrested 42-year-old Kimberly L. Boneschans in Sheldon, at about 9 A.M. the same day and charged her with filing false reports or communications with a public safety entity.

By Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon