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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Local police still searching

  • Abduction investigation continues
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  • Shawnee police are still seeking any leads in the probe involving a local high school student who escaped an abduction attempt when walking to school last week.
     
    The 14-year-old girl fought her way free from three abductors who forced her into a van. She began kicking, scratching and biting at the suspects until she could escape.
    Shawnee police are now searching for three suspects and an older model black van.
     
    Detective Ronnie Wilson said the abduction occurred in the 600 block of West Ford when the van pulled up to the teen from behind.
     
    “Two guys got out — one grabbed her by the arms and chest and the other by her feet,” Wilson said, then lifted her up and tossed her into the van.
     
    As the van fled westbound, that teenager fought back and rolled out of the vehicle onto the ground on Highland Street, between Kickapoo and Louisa, Wilson said.
     
    The teen told police there were three suspects — two white males and one male who was either Hispanic or Native American.
    The search for the van and possible suspects is ongoing; police aren’t releasing the teenager’s name.
    Wilson said anyone with information about this case is asked to call the tip line at 273-1313.
     

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