Police find abduction victim’s car

Published 9:24 pm Monday, October 13, 2008

The stolen car of a rape and abduction victim was found abandoned Sunday.

An officer on routine patrol in the 800 block of Adams Street found it about 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the city. Detectives and crime scene investigators searched it for evidence.

The 21-year-old victim, who lives in the 100 block of Forest Oak Lane, told police she was on her way into her apartment around 2 a.m. Friday when she was abducted at gunpoint from the building’s landing, said city spokeswoman Debbie George.

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The victim told police her assailant stole her car, drove her into some nearby woods and sexually assaulted her, George said. The suspect then tied the woman to a tree and stabbed her several times before fleeing the area in the victim’s car, a black, four-door 2008 Suzuki Forenza.

The victim was able to escape and make it to the street, where she flagged down a resident in the 800 block of Old Dill Road for help around 4:22 p.m. Friday.

The victim did not know her attacker, George said.

Police still are looking for the suspect, who is described as a black man, between the ages of 20 and 30, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with medium brown skin. He has bumps on his face, no facial hair and short hair with a receding hairline.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John McCarley, 514-7942, or Sgt. Joe Coleman, 514-7947. Callers can also call Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.