Woman Reportedly Kidnapped In Missouri, Escapes In Illinois


A woman who was allegedly kidnapped from Missouri Tuesday escaped her captors in Effingham, Illinois later that afternoon.

The FBI and the Cape Girardeau Police Department are seeking information from the public.

An adult female told authorities she was sitting in her vehicle in South County Park in Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 12 between 11:00 a.m. and noon when she was physically forced into a red extended cab pick-up truck.

Surveillance photos of the suspect’s vehicle:



The female says she was then driven to various locations and assaulted before she managed to escape in Effingham around 6:00 p.m.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30s with a salt-and-pepper goatee. He is approximately 5’10” and heavy set, wearing a ball cap, long-sleeve top that was dirty, and light blue jeans. The suspect is possibly hard of hearing and a heavy smoker. Below are survwillance photos of the alleged suspect:




If you have information about this case, please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

SOURCEPhotos courtesy of the Cape Girardeau Police Department
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