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Woman Reports Being Kidnapped in Harpers Ferry

It happened Thursday, October 24, around 4:48 p.m. near Patriot's Way off Mission Road in the Harpers Ferry area in Jefferson County.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are investigating a kidnapping incident, where a woman says she had to jump out of a moving car to get away from a man who kidnapped her and stuffed her in his trunk. 

It happened Thursday, October 24, around 
4:48 p.m. near Patriot's Way off Mission Road in the Harpers Ferry area in Jefferson County

State Police say while the woman was out walking she was approached by a man driving a blue Nissan four door passenger vehicle. The woman reported the man had asked her for help with directions. After telling the man she could not, that's when she says the man got out of his vehicle and forced her into his trunk. The woman told police he then began driving away. 

The woman tells police she was able to escape from the trunk in a brief moment by finding the glowing trunk release cable, and jumping out. She then ran to a wooded line to hide. Police say the woman had abrasions on her arms and legs that were consistent with her account of the incident. 

The woman described the suspect as a white man, approximately 5'11" tall, 220-230 lbs with short brown hair and a mustache. She stated to police that the man was wearing a yellow pullover hoodie, eyes glasses and had a mole on his left side of his eye. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Trooper First Class Kennedy at (304)-725-9779. 

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