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November 7th, 2013
Woman kidnapped in broad daylight, assaulted


San Marcos police are investigating the abduction of a woman and her 4-year-old child and the sexual assault and beating of the woman about 11:30 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The woman was driving near the intersection of Cheatham Street and McKie when her vehicle was bumped on the rear bumper by another vehicle, police Cmdr. Penny Dunn said. When the woman got out to check for damage, she was forced into the back seat of her own vehicle by a Hispanic male while a second Hispanic male jumped into her vehicle and drove away. A third Hispanic male followed in a 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 transported to a hospital for treatment. Limited information was obtained due to her medical condition. The victim’s child was not physically harmed during the incident.

Police declined to release further details on the victim, her child, her residence, or where she is receiving medical care, Dunn said.

Police ask anyone in the vicinity of Cheatham Street and McKie Street on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 between 11:20 a.m. and noon who may have witnessed the incident to call Criminal Investigations at 512-753-2300 or Hays County Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS or 800-324-8477.

Police are interested in hearing from anyone who may have observed suspicious activity, a disturbance or a minor accident in the vicinity of Cheatham and McKie involving a pickup truck occupied by three males, one possibly in his 40s, one in his 30s and one 18-20 years old.

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14 thoughts on “Woman kidnapped in broad daylight, assaulted

  1. Prayers to the victim.I hope San Marcos has some sort of way to get forensics now as they have not had any adequate way of doing any sort of finger prints or anything crime solving involving forensics in the past ever.

  2. you would think that they have a time and place the police could use those cameras atop every intersection to identify the vehicles if not the participants.

  3. It’s a good idea to search for cameras though. It’s certainly a serious enough crime to warrant every effort. If the victim can supply the time and route there might be businesses that have cameras that would have caught the truck either before or after the crime. I hope we catch these guys.

  4. HORRIFIC. There are enough main roads like LBJ, Guadelupe and numerous side streets all around this location that any numhet of ty ose busineses should have security cams available with footage to review of the times surrounding this incident that may turn up some useful intel. This is just unreal.

  5. How horrible. This little family is in my families prayers. it reminds me that we should stay vigilant and looking out for each other. You are not a victim you are a survivor. God bless you and your child.

  6. After these scumbags are hunted down they need to be treated like the rabid animals they are.

  7. I wish they could release what color the truck was. Even if it’s just “light” or “dark” would be a huge help.

  8. Yeah, I’m hoping more information will surface about the vehicle — three guys in a truck is pretty much half the traffic I see going down my street. It would be great if some kind of video surveillance of the incident surfaced, or even better descriptions — these sleazeballs need to be off the streets *now.*

  9. A friend of mine in San Marcos was followed by some guys in a white van as she jogged near MLK and Nance in San Marcos. Maybe it’s the same van

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