ATHENS, Ga. -- Detectives with the Athens-Clarke Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff's Office are working to piece together the circumstances surrounding an early-morning abduction of a University of Georgia student.
A Jackson County sheriff's deputy found the 20-year-old female victim partially clothed and wrapped in a blanket walking along U.S. Highway 441 near the Athens-Clarke County line about 7 a.m Friday morning.
She told authorities she had gotten into a car with a stranger, who had driven her to Jackson County against her will and beaten her, according the report.
Police are looking for a suspect in the case, but have little to go on.
The woman only could describe her abductor as a Hispanic man with a dark mustache, driving a dark-colored SUV, said Capt. Clarence Holeman, commanding officer of Centralized Criminal Investigations for Athens-Clarke police.
"She described him as a Hispanic man driving a dark SUV, so that's what we're looking for," Holeman said.
A Jackson County sheriff's deputy picked up the victim after someone called to report the partially dressed woman walking down the highway. The deputy took her to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment of some noncritical injuries, according to a police report.
She did not report a sexual assault, according to the police report filed in Athens-Clarke County.
She told Athens-Clarke police detectives who met with her at Athens Regional that she had taken a cab to a friend's house on South Milledge Avenue early Friday morning, Holeman said. When she arrived, the people who she had gone to see were not home, but her taxi already had left, he said.
She walked back out to South Milledge Avenue to flag down a ride, he said. A dark-colored SUV stopped to pick her up about 1:30 a.m., and she got in because she thought it was a taxi, Holeman said.
But instead of taking her home, the man started driving her to Jackson County.
Holeman would not comment on what happened between when the man drove her out of town and when she was found about six hours later.
Both Jackson County and Athens-Clarke County detectives worked over the weekend pinning down a timeline of what took place Friday morning and where, Holeman said, and both agencies will continue to investigate the kidnapping.