OSP releases suspect sketches in Hermiston kidnapping

Herald staff writerFebruary 24, 2013 

— Oregon State Police have released sketches of two unknown suspects after they kidnapped a 21-year-old woman on Highway 730 last week.

The victim was on the highway six miles east of the intersection with Highway 395 the evening of Feb. 17. She told police she was outside her disabled vehicle when the suspects stopped and offered assistance.

The suspects then forcibly kidnapped her and drove an unknown distance before the victim was able to escape and hide from them in the brush next to the highway. The victim had minor injuries because of the incident.

Both men were Hispanic, spoke English and Spanish and were driving a dark-colored sport utility vehicle. White letters about three to four inches tall and a foot in length spelling an unknown Hispanic name or word were on the back window.

One suspect is described as six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds while the other is five feet and 10 inches tall with an unknown weight.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident is encouraged to contact OSP Detective Jeremy Gunter at 541-278-4090 ext. 4951. Tips may be provided anonymously but tipsters are encouraged to provide contact information if investigators need to speak with them further.

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