Originally created 04/16/04

Authorities are looking for another vehicle in abduction of pregnant Augusta woman



Authorities have canceled one lookout for a sports car whose occupants were wanted for questioning in the abduction of a pregnant Augusta woman, but have issued a new one for a pick-up truck.

Police are now looking for a light blue or teal, late-model pick-up truck that may be a Nissan, with a missing tailgate that has been replaced by plywood, according to Richmond County dispatch radio transmissions.

The person in the truck, a white male in his mid-20s, is wanted only for questioning, according to the transmission.

Deputies are searching for Tamara Dunstan, 29, a pediatric nurse whom authorities said walked in on a burglary at her mother's house Thursday afternoon and was subsequently abducted.

The new lookout was transmitted by Richmond County sheriff's investigators at about 9 p.m.

Officials previously had a bulletin issued for a dark Ford Mustang with a USC Aiken plate on the front, but it was canceled after the new lookout bulletin was transmitted.

According to Richmond County sheriff's Maj. Ken Autry, the two men in the vehicle were employed by a business doing work in the Kipling Drive neighborhood where Mrs. Dunstan was abducted.

Those men, who have not been identified by police, were wanted for questioning only, police say.

Anyone who spots the truck is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 821-1080 or your local law enforcement agency immediately.

The family of Mrs. Dunstan is offering a $25,000 reward for her return and the arrest of the person or persons responsible.