UGA coed says she was kidnapped, beaten

Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 6:55 AM
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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.

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AhsanMinnik
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AhsanMinnik 09/07/09 - 07:22 am
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I'd like to see the results

I'd like to see the results of her BAC test....

andywarhol
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andywarhol 09/07/09 - 07:42 am
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Dark SUV is a Taxi?

Dark SUV is a Taxi?

1941
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1941 09/07/09 - 08:02 am
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AhasanMinnik; Why?

AhasanMinnik; Why?

AhsanMinnik
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AhsanMinnik 09/07/09 - 08:21 am
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1941 - I would hope a young

1941 - I would hope a young lady who was not under the influence of something would not make such bad decisions.

xanadu
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xanadu 09/07/09 - 08:35 am
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Her story sounds like a bunch

Her story sounds like a bunch of hooey. And if it isn't, well, didn't her mama ever tell her not to get in cars with strangers? I'd like to see her IQ instead of her BAC.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/07/09 - 09:04 am
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There are alot of holes in

There are alot of holes in this story........But what do you expect from a UGA student?

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WMartin 09/07/09 - 09:06 am
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What a stupid thing for this

What a stupid thing for this young lady to do!!!! That said - I hope they find the punk and deal out whatever justice is called for!!!!!!

puddeecat
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puddeecat 09/07/09 - 09:13 am
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Didn't your mother teach you

Didn't your mother teach you not to get into cars with strangers??

waugusta92
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waugusta92 09/07/09 - 09:19 am
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"hispanic male in an suv".

"hispanic male in an suv". come on.
who doesnt have a cellphone nowadays? especially if you're gonna be pulling these type of stunts. can't wait for the rest of the story to come out.

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SC-LSU-Fan 09/07/09 - 09:36 am
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Well, at least in her make

Well, at least in her make believe story she changed the character from a "black man" to a "hispanic man". Way to change it up!

LouLou
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LouLou 09/07/09 - 09:41 am
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Where is her sign STUPID at?

Where is her sign STUPID at? In middle of her forehead. She's 20years old????????? DUH

Roeschen
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Roeschen 09/07/09 - 09:42 am
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Why would anyone get into a

Why would anyone get into a car with a stranger? Where was she when her mother was talking to her about strangers and cars.I hope this isn't another Tawana Brawley story. I don't think we have heard the whole story yet.

my.voice
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my.voice 09/07/09 - 10:09 am
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Something isnt right with

Something isnt right with this story. Too vague and too many "typical" details.

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check 09/07/09 - 10:27 am
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Arriving at someone's home

Arriving at someone's home about 1:00am? "Flagging" a ride at 1:30am? Thought an SUV was a taxi (do taxies even drive up and down that road looking for customers at that hour or at all)?

Peculiar details here.

1bone
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1bone 09/07/09 - 10:36 am
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drunk coed = potential

drunk coed = potential victim. she got off lucky; hope she's learned her lesson.

jack
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jack 09/07/09 - 10:38 am
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Just goesa to show that you

Just goesa to show that you ain't got to be all that smart to get into UGA.

charliemanson
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charliemanson 09/07/09 - 10:47 am
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According to reports, there

According to reports, there have been several kidnapping/sexual assaults of young women around UGA since 2007. Most colleges/universities down play these types of incidents or get the person to change their stories to avoid creating panic. And yes, these local colleges/universities are guilty of doing this, too.

g-dog express
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g-dog express 09/07/09 - 11:10 am
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Something isn't right here.

Something isn't right here. Her story doesn't wash. Hope they get to the truth; soon.

lulu
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lulu 09/07/09 - 11:24 am
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Not allowed to comment when a

Not allowed to comment when a rich white guy kills himself

disssman
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disssman 09/07/09 - 11:24 am
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Obviously she needs to repeat

Obviously she needs to repeat gradee school, middle and high school. Obviously she didn't learn anything when she went the first time. Sad that we are so inundated with idiots today.

dannyshiba
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dannyshiba 09/07/09 - 12:21 pm
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Hey lulu - you noticed that

Hey lulu - you noticed that huh? You can't even see the comments readers left about furniture boy.

The Big O
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The Big O 09/07/09 - 01:49 pm
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I'm glad to see that the UGA

I'm glad to see that the UGA girls still take bedding with them when they go out at night in preparation.

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mukhina1 09/07/09 - 03:00 pm
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I think we need to respect

I think we need to respect the fact that this girl made a bad decision and not make inappropriate jokes about the school. This just shows the loss in our value system.

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peachy1230 09/07/09 - 05:44 pm
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I agree... this girl's story

I agree... this girl's story is very fishy and is not believable. REGARDING the furniture guy's death, I too wonder where all the comments went. I have never seen the newspaper remove all the comments about a story before , even stories with circumstances similar to this one. Why the suppression of the First Amendment for this story? The newspapre has never felt the urge to or been pursuaded to compromise their objectivity and freedom of speech for any other sensitive stories. Why Augusta Chronicle?

alinchron
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alinchron 09/07/09 - 06:48 pm
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I, too, have been looking for

I, too, have been looking for an answer to the comment blackout by the Chronicle on the Weinberger stories. The paper's online version indicates by number that there have been many reader comments--well over 100 on one of the stories alone--but does not display them or permit current readers to offer their own comments. I wrote the webmaster about it Sunday. No reply. It certainly smacks of some backroom agreement to hide something. The Chronicle owes its dwindling readership an explanatation.

ldsmith1
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ldsmith1 09/07/09 - 08:16 pm
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Book-smart folk don't always

Book-smart folk don't always have common sense. She is quite fortunate to be alive. Hope many a naive young woman will learn a lesson from this.

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Pu239 09/07/09 - 09:27 pm
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alinchron...if I were you I
Unpublished

alinchron...if I were you I would cancel my subscription to the online forums. You are right, you spend good money to access this forum!

alinchron
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alinchron 09/07/09 - 10:20 pm
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pu239, if I were you, I would

pu239, if I were you, I would refrain from making uninformed, irrelevant comments.

Pu239
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Pu239 09/07/09 - 10:39 pm
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Alin.... do you mean the
Unpublished

Alin.... do you mean the comments that brought my Flesch-Kincaid settings down to match your level of comprehension?

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corgimom 09/08/09 - 03:29 pm
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Does anyone else wonder where

Does anyone else wonder where she got the blanket? As if attackers hand their victims blankets? This story stinks and I don't believe it.

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