Police searching for suspect and witnesses in random abduction


OLYMPIA, Wash. - A 21-year-old woman was abducted Wednesday morning in Olympia, and police are asking for the public’s help identifying the abductor.

A Thurston County woman reported that she had been standing at a bus stop in the 3000 block of Martin Way when a light-colored vehicle pulled over. 

The driver of the vehicle dragged the woman into his car and drove eastbound on Martin Way, then hit the victim several times and tore her clothing, police said. Investigators say the man then stopped in a nearby parking lot and the woman was able to escape from the vehicle. She ran to a nearby business to ask for help.

Police say that the woman did not know her abductor.

The driver is described as a tall white man in his 30s.  He has brown hair and a receding hair line.  At the time, he was wearing a dark jacket. 

Investigators asked that anyone who may have been approached by someone matching this description or anyone who may have witnessed the scene call Olympia police.


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