FBI Investigating ‘Violent' Kidnapping in Lansing; Suspect on Loose

The FBI and Lansing police said they are investigating a “violent” kidnapping of a south suburban 53-year-old woman early Friday.

The kidnapper abducted and assaulted the woman from her home around midnight and drove the woman to Munster, Indiana, in her car, according to a press release from the FBI. While there, the kidnapper used an ATM that caught images of him.

The kidnapper is believed to have continued traveling in the area, making a stop in Harbor, Indiana, where the woman was located by law enforcement, the FBI statement said.

Law enforcement also found the car abandoned in Holland, Michigan, according to the FBI.

The suspect was described as a heavyset male, who was wearing a white t-shirt, light gray knit gloves, a wristwatch with a black band and a nylon stocking over his head, the FBI said.

The woman’s car was a small blue Chevrolet 4-door passenger car, the FBI said.

Anyone with possible information about the individual shown in the attached photos or the incident is encouraged to contact the FBI at 312-421-6700, the Lansing Police Department at 708-895-7150, or local law enforcement.

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