Bay Area Woman Kidnapped for Ransom

Denise Huskins abducted from boyfriend's home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2015 9:09 AM CDT
Bay Area Woman Kidnapped for Ransom
Denise Huskins was reported as being abducted.   (Vallejo Police Department)

The details of Denise Huskins' kidnapping are sketchy, but scary: At some point between midnight and 5am Monday, boyfriend Aaron Quinn says he saw her being "forcibly taken against her will" from a Vallejo, Calif., home. He was given a ransom demand; it's not clear when or how it was delivered. About 12 hours after her abduction, at around 2pm Monday, he reported her missing to police. But police say the 30-year-old Quinn has not been identified as a suspect in the disappearance of Huskins, a 29-year-old physical therapist from Vallejo, the Los Angeles Times reports. Many details are fuzzy, but CBS Sacramento reports that the home from which Huskins was taken is Quinn's, though some outlets reported it was hers. The station also notes that a 2000 Toyota Camry believed to have been used in the kidnapping belongs to Quinn, though some outlets reported it as belonging to Huskins.

The Camry was found elsewhere in the city; police believe it was taken from the block where Huskins was abducted, ABC7 reports. The Times says Huskins has lived at her own place in Vallejo since June, while NBC Bay Area speaks to others who also clarify that she didn't live with Quinn, but happened to be there when she was abducted. Both she and Quinn work at Kaiser Permanente. Police are releasing few other details other than noting that they do consider this a "kidnapping for ransom" case, but they say a mysterious "object" was spotted in a nearby waterway; a dive team will investigate, KCRA reports. All police will say regarding Quinn is that he's cooperating and "hopefully we can extract information from him in a way that we can resolve this in a positive manner." The FBI is assisting with the search. (Read more missing woman stories.)

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