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Florida Woman Kidnapped and Raped, Left On The Side Of The Road

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is issuing a community alert and asking for anyone to come forward with information about a heinous crime, in which a victim was kidnapped, raped, and left on the side of the roadway.

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, MCSO Major Crimes detectives became aware of a victim who had been kidnapped near the 9000 block of Baseline Road between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 am that morning.

The victim was forced into a vehicle by an unknown suspect, rendered unconscious, and driven away from the area by the suspect. While unconscious, the suspect raped the victim before leaving her beside the roadway near the 8000 block of Highway 314.

“We are asking for anyone with information to please come forward, no matter how insignificant you feel your tip may be. “At that time of day, somebody saw something,” stated Sheriff Billy Woods. “We need your help to seek justice for the victim and get this violent criminal off of our streets.”Even if you just saw a vehicle driving erratically on Baseline Road, please give us a call at 352-732-9111 or contact Detective Burleson at 352-368-3542.

Additionally, if you would like to remain anonymous then call Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP(7867) and reference tip 21-18.

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