Reyna Chicas, leader of California religious sect hospitalized

The leader of a breakaway religious sect has been hospitalized for a mental evaluation, after members of her group went missing and left behind evidence that they were awaiting the rapture or some catastrophic event.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Kim says Reyna Marisol Chicas was placed under a 72-hour mandatory hold Sunday after it was determined she was not able to care for herself or others.

Kim says the 32-year-old Chicas gave investigators a false name and was rambling during questioning. Chicas told deputies she had no children, even though her two kids were with her. The group was found at a Palmdale park.



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