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February 18, 2014

Kidnap victim bound, blind folded, left on side of Orangefield highway

ORANGEFIELD — A woman was found with her hands and feet bound, mouth Duct taped and blind folded and left on the side of an Orangefield highway on Monday.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a passing motorist in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights around 4:30 a.m. Feb. 17 in reference to a female who was near the roadway and appeared to have been assaulted, according to a press release from the OCSO.

The caller also reported that it appeared the female’s hands and feet were tied together with rope.

Once on scene, the deputies located the victim and discovered that her hands were tied behind her back, her feet were tied together, her mouth was duct taped, and she was blind folded. The victim was conscious and alert with only minor abrasion type injuries.

The victim told deputies that on Sunday evening, Feb. 16, she had gone along with several friends to a house in the Orangefield area where there were several people she did not know. A disagreement started between her and several of those people and they tied her up and placed duct tape over her mouth.  After a while, they placed her in a vehicle blind folded and drove her to Bessie Heights Road where they left her on the side of the roadway.

The investigation into the kidnapping is ongoing and the suspects are still being identified. Although the incident appears bizarre, Investigators believe that this is an isolated case among those who were at the house where this incident occurred, and the community should not be alarmed.


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