Northwest NEWS

August 12, 2002

Local News

Woman escapes from abductors

On Aug. 9 at about 9 a.m. an 18-year-old Juanita woman was waiting at a bus stop near her home at the 10000 block of Juanita-Woodinville Way Northeast. Two men appeared, driving a black mid to full size car with dark tinted windows. The men grabbed the victim forcing her into the car.
   The victim recognized one of the men as a man who had been bothering her or stalking her at her place of work. That man drove the car and the second man sat in the back seat with the victim. After being driven around, the victim was able to use her cell phone to call her brother, then she called 9-1-1 but the men terminated the 9-1-1 call. Seattle PD communications called back to the cell phone reaching the victim.
   Seattle Police communications was able to tell the woman via cell phone to get out of the car and run for safety or hide from the suspects.
   The woman escaped, running into a treed area in a north Seattle park. She found a Seattle Police Officer nearby who took her to the SPD North Precinct. SPD later realized the abduction occurred in the unincorporated area of King County and called the Sheriff's office
   Descriptions of the suspects:
   S-1: Latino Male, 30-40 years, 6'00"/200 lbs., goatee, cleft chin with piercing in chin, short hair shaved on sides, goatee, blue polo shirt, dark cargo pants.
   S-2: Latino Male, 30-40 years, many body and facial piercings, "snake" tattoo on neck, goatee, blue polo shirt, dark cargo style pants.
   The victim was not seriously injured during the ordeal.
   Information provided by King County Sheriff's office.