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Suspicious incident investigation in Punta Gorda Friday

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 13:59:27-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating a report of a possible abduction of a woman into a van Friday in Punta Gorda.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, it occurred in the area of U.S. 41 and Burnt Store Road.

At approximately 12:50 p.m., a witness reported observing the occupants a gray Ford van with Ohio plates grab a white female with curly blonde hair and force her into that van. The van was last seen in that area and it is unknown which direction it left in.

An investigation is continuing with additional interviews and attempts to locate additional witnesses. If you have further information, or if you see a gray Ford van with Ohio registration plates, investigators encourage you to call 941-639-0013 or dial 911.