The news story quotes someone who says "nobody will believe she was held against her will". This is because she was an adult, and was free to leave the house at certain times. People with no experience with mind control will assume she didn't want to leave. They will assume that if she wanted to leave she would have.
All it took was for a man at a convenience store to talk to her. It broke the spell for her.
But alas, after many precious years lost, never to be regained.
A happy ending I guess. As happy as it could be.
How would you like to have to put that life back together.