911 tapes released in 5-year-old abduction

by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:


Calls to police from the Saturday morning abduction of a 5-year-old Everett girl were released Wednesday, and KIRO 7 spoke to the man who found the girl at his door.

It was about 4 a.m. when the girl knocked on Erik King's door at the Mirabella Apartments.

"She tells me a man took her," King recalled. "She thought it was her father, then she realized it wasn't cause they had earrings."

He said the girl was scared and seemed confused.

King said he first heard a quiet knock at his door, and the girl kept knocking long enough for King to realize it wasn't his cats or his own 4-year-old son making the noise.

"She said that she doesn't know where her pants are, and that's when I started taking it serious," King said.

On the 911 tape, King can be heard asking the girl her age, and she tell him she's 5.

Police are still searching for her abductor, who they say was spooked before physically injuring the girl. He's described as darker-skinned man who is shorter than average. Everett police also said he likely has no visible tattoos.

The girl told police her abductor wore a gold stud and diamond stud in each year. He wore a white baseball cap or painter hat backward. He also wore blue-and-green tennis shoes.

Detectives said the girl was taken to the Interurban Trail about half a mile away.

On Monday, police collected hours of surveillance video from businesses near the Mirabella Apartments on 112th Avenue Southeast in Everett.

They were looking to see if the kidnapper showed up on camera before or after the abduction. Investigators also were working to see if they could better identify several cars that drove by at the same time the kidnapper was carrying the girl.

Anyone with information is asked to call Everett police at (425) 257-8450.

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