LOS ANGELES—Authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who may have been abducted and forced into a car trunk on Friday, June 11.
According to the LAPD Blog, “Witnesses told 77th Area patrol officers that around 10:50 a.m. this morning, they saw a white 4-door Honda with no license plates going south on Halldale Avenue near 91st Street. As the car passed, they saw an African-American woman in the trunk, tied up and screaming for help. As the car was driving down the street, the trunk was unlocked and was flapping open.”
The driver of the vehicle has been described as a heavy set African-American woman with light complexion in her 40s and she was seen wearing a brown shirt with yellow stripes. Witnesses identified another African-American suspect in the vehicle with the woman, but authorities are not sure on the passenger suspect’s gender.
Canyon News spoke to Officer Bruce Borihanh of the LAPD Media Relations Section about the incident. “A 911 call was made, but there were no reports made of someone missing. No witnesses saw anything. We were not sure if this was a hoax or not, but we issued a press release just in case,” said Officer Borihanh. He added there haven’t been any new updates in the case.
Authorities are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the 77th Crimes Against Person Unit detectives at 213-485-4175. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers by texting phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.