EDGEWATER - Edgewater police released a forensic artist sketch Friday of a man who kidnapped a 16-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop Wednesday evening.
Police say the girl who managed to escape after stabbing her abductor with his knife.
The kidnapping began Wednesday evening and ended about 20 miles away on Interstate 225 in Aurora. Police say the abductor asked the girl for directions as she waited for a bus near West 24th Avenue and Chase Street and then offered to give her a ride home. She accepted but when they got near her house she told authorities that he drove into an alley in Edgewater. She says he pulled out a knife, bound her hands with rope and began to drive away.
About an hour later, she said was able to escape after freeing one of her hands, getting the knife off the floor and stabbing the suspect in the shoulder.
The kidnapper is described as a as a black male, 30 to 40 years old who is either bald or has a short, clean-cut haircut as well as clean-cut facial hair with some gray chin hair. The victim said the suspect was wearing a brown or green and white striped short-sleeved shirt and dark pants.
Police said the suspect was driving a dark blue or black late-model diesel pick-up truck with a chrome stripe on the bottom of the sides of the vehicle and amber running lights on the top of the pick-up cab.
Police also released a photograph of a pick-up truck that closely resembles the vehicle driven by the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the Edgewater kidnapping, the suspect or his vehicle should contact Detective Joseph Montoya at the Edgewater Police Department at 720-763-3025, the Edgewater Police Department main telephone number at 303-235-0500 or the Jefferson County Dispatch center at 303-271-0211.
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