Police Investigating Spenard-Area Abduction

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

Anchorage police are saying a woman who claimed she was abducted and held over night by strangers has a credible story. Sergeant Kenneth McCoy with APD’s Special Victims unit said the victim, a young woman in her 20s, left work late on Tuesday evening and went to visit a friend in the Spenard area. When she got out of her car in an apartment complex parking lot, two men with bandanas covering their faces grabbed her, put her into a van, bound her hands and placed something over her head. She was taken to a building and held overnight. Sergeant McCoy says the next day, they moved her again.

Sergeant McCoy says her injuries are consistent with a struggle with captors. He would not say if she was assaulted while held in the building over night. He says the evidence backs up her story.

McCoy says Anchorage police are now reaching out to the public for help.

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