Probe continues into possible kidnapping |

Probe continues into possible kidnapping

Screams and smoke drew members of the U. S. Forest Service Oct. 25 to Ice House Road, an area about 20 miles east of Placerville.

Around 2 p.m. they found a 36-year-old woman from Elk Grove, Calif., standing near her car. Her hands were cuffed in front of her waist and a Subaru Outback was engulfed in flames.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Hal Lamb said the woman was kidnapped around 8:30 a.m. in Elk Grove when she stopped at a stop sign. She reportedly told investigators that someone jumped in the backseat of her car and said he had a gun. Later, the suspect, a man who the woman was unable to describe, told the woman to get in the back and hide under a blanket while he drove.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department took over the case after it was found the incident started outside the city limits. Paramedics took the woman to a hospital, but her injuries were not serious.

Sheriff’s investigators are working with El Dorado County officials and Sacramento police on the case.

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