Authorities in Cochise County, Tucson investigate kidnapping

Authorities in Cochise County, Tucson investigate kidnapping
(Source: WLOX)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities in Cochise County and Tucson are investigating a reported kidnapping.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home in Mescal, east of Benson, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at approximately 9 a.m.

A 27-year-old woman appeared to be confused, had several visible cuts, abrasions, bruises and other physical trauma and had minimal clothing when deputies, detectives and medical personnel responded.

The woman told investigators she was getting gas at a convenience store near Grant Road in Tucson at approximately 9:30 on Tuesday night when two men approached her. The woman advised that she does not remember much after that, until she woke up in an unknown location.

When she found a way out, she reportedly ran an unknown distance to a residence where she banged on the door until the homeowner answered and called 911.

The victim then directed detectives to the home where she woke up before being transported to a Tucson hospital for treatment.

A search warrant has been obtained and served at the home where the victim woke up, and evidence was collected. Investigations also lead detectives to a second residence in the area, where additional items were collected for evidence.

Contact was made with the Tucson Police Department to report the incident, while Cochise County detectives went to obtain evidence from the convenience store in Tucson.

TPD and the CCSO are working collaboratively in the investigation.

A stolen vehicle report has also been issued for her missing vehicle.

The investigation is being continued and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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