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ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION IN STARTUP
September 29, 2009
(STARTUP, WA) -- The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office is investigating a reported attempted abduction of a young girl in Startup today, Tuesday.
Rebecca Hover, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s office says a second grade girl reported she was waiting at a bus stop near the 14200 block of 367th Ave. SE this morning when a man ran toward her. She ran off to a nearby house and the man ran past her, she said.
The girl went home and told her dad what happened and her dad went outside and looked for the suspect. The father reported seeing a man he didn’t recognize get into a faded green truck, possibly a Datsun (1970s or 1980s model) and drive off. The father later called 911.
Deputies searched the area but didn’t spot the suspect vehicle.
The victim described the suspect as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, balding with hair around his ears. He was wearing ripped blue jeans and a dark blue T-shirt.
A detective is working on a sketch of the suspect that might be available sometime today. The Sky Valley Chronicle will publish the sketch as soon as it is available.
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