The San Marcos Police Department is pouring every resource at its disposal to find three men who kidnapped a woman and her 4-year-old daughter on Wednesday in a daytime caper that has galvanized residents, police chief Howard Williams said this afternoon. The woman was sexually assaulted and then strangled until she lost consciousness.
|San Marcos police on Friday offered more information about three men accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman on Wednesday along with her four-year-old child.
The suspect vehicle is described as an older model, maroon color GMC brand truck with peeling or fading paint.
On Friday, police released more details about the suspects and pickup truck they drove. They were also more specific about the location of the abduction, saying it happened at an overgrown low-water crossing on McKie Street bear the southbound Interstate 35 access road; police had previously said only that the kidnapping took place in the general area of Cheatham and McKie streets.
“Our department and several other agencies are working full time on this investigation,” Williams said in a statement. “We want to reassure the public that every effort is being made to identify and arrest these offenders. Our officers on patrol are keeping a close look out and we have sent out bulletins throughout Texas that we are searching for these suspects. We will keep the public informed as to new developments.”
San Marcos police are being assisted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab, the Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) and the Texas Department of Pardons, Paroles and Probation, Williams said.
The woman was driving on McKie Street when her vehicle was bumped on the rear bumper by another vehicle. When the woman got out to check for damage, she was forced into the back seat of her own vehicle two suspects as a third followed in the truck.
The woman’s head was covered and she was taken to an unknown location where she was sexually assaulted, strangled, and eventually lost consciousness, Dunn said.
The unconscious victim and her child were later left in their vehicle parked on the side of a roadway outside of San Marcos. The victim regained consciousness and was disoriented but was able to return to her residence where Police and Emergency Medical Services were summoned.
The victim suffered several non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released at a hospital. She is recovering from her injuries in the care of her family.Email | Print