LOGAN — Police officers have no witnesses, no motive and no suspects, but are continuing to investigate the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old girl Monday afternoon.
Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said detectives interviewed the victim after she was released from Logan Regional Hospital, late Monday night.
She claimed that after getting off a bus and walking to her home near 1380 W 1800 S, two men put a cloth over her face that had something on it that smelled like rubbing alcohol.
“She was taken to a trail that is directly west of their residence, where she was taped up and held against her will,” explained Hooley.
The girl said she recognized that she was along the Logan River Trail, near Trapper Park, as she regained consciousness. The two men that had abducted her were wearing black ski masks, so she could only see their eyes. She believed they were white, adult males, who were speaking English.
Hooley said the girl told police, her hands were bound with masking tape. While along the trail, one of the men took her phone and found the number of the victim’s mother, in her contacts list. They reportedly called the woman, saying they wanted her to hear her daughter’s voice.
When the girl spoke to her mom, the suspects were no longer with her but believed to be nearby. She reportedly said they threatened to shoot her.
The mother was able to determine where the victim was at and found her along the trail. She called 911 and reported the abduction.
Hooley said officers, Cache County Sheriff’s deputies, and Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to the area, finding the girl and setting up a perimeter.
“They located the girl and made sure she was physically okay. They contacted the EMS, who were already en route.
“EMS arrived and took her to Logan Regional Hospital where they have examined her. She has not been assaulted and has no injuries.”
Police, with the help of K-9 units, searched the area for several hours but found no trace of the suspects, near where the victim was found.
Hooley said even though they have no leads, detectives are continuing to investigate. They are reviewing bus camera footage, and interviewing neighbors, to see if they can find any evidence of the suspects.
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