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(NEW PHOTOS) Sheriff's Office Seeks Tips in Jan 27 Kidnapping/Assault Case

At some point while the suspect was driving, the victim managed to escape the moving vehicle. She sustained additional injuries during the escape.

Photos from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Kidnapping suspect, photos from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

(CLACKAMAS) - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating an aggressive kidnapping case that occurred in unincorporated Milwaukie on Monday, Jan. 27. The victim is safe in an area hospital. The suspect -- an adult male around age 50, with gray hair, wire-rimmed glasses and a goatee or beard, wearing a dark navy-blue hooded jacket and driving a purple-colored minivan -- is still at large. Police are requesting the public's help to identify him.

On Monday, Jan. 27 around 9:30 p.m. Clackamas County Sheriff Deputies responded to what was initially reported as an auto-versus-pedestrian crash on Oatfield Road. Further investigation revealed a female victim had actually been kidnapped before managing to escape from the suspect.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted a female in her mid-20s who was seriously injured. Once she was able to tell deputies what had happened to her, detectives additionally responded to the scene.

Just minutes earlier, the victim had reportedly been at her place of employment on Hwy 99. While she was working alone, the suspect walked into the business, physically assaulted her, and forced her outside and into what is described as a purple-colored minivan.

At some point while the suspect was driving, the victim managed to escape the moving vehicle. She sustained additional injuries during the escape.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and interviewed by detectives -- who are seeking the public's help to find the suspect.


SUSPECT DESCRIPTION (photos above):
- Adult male around 50 years old
- Full head of gray hair
- Possible gray goatee or beard
- Wire-rimmed glasses
- Last seen wearing dark pants and a hooded dark-navy-blue jacket

SUSPECT VEHICLE
- Purple-colored minivan
- Unknown make, model or plate

The victim and family are requesting privacy and are not available for interviews.

Stranger-on-stranger abductions are extremely rare, and detectives are taking this case very seriously. It is an open and ongoing investigation.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-2548.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Below are the new images, the first set published are below that.

News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

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