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Police struggle to corroborate alleged child abduction

Police are coming up empty but continuing to follow leads on a reported abduction in the city of Superior. According to a news release issued Friday evening by the Superior Police Department, a juvenile girl reported two males with covered faces ...

Police are coming up empty but continuing to follow leads on a reported abduction in the city of Superior.

According to a news release issued Friday evening by the Superior Police Department, a juvenile girl reported two males with covered faces approached her.  The alleged victim told police the males told her she was going to get in their vehicle. The alleged suspected reportedly blindfolded her and placed her in a dark blue- or black-colored car in the area of North 42nd Street and Albany Avenue.

The victim reported being held for over two hours and was later released near the location where she was taken.

Following the initial report, which occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7, multiple investigators and officers with the Superior Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin Department of Justice conducted K-9 searches, computer forensics, physical searches and multiple interviews.

Attempts to verify significant portions of the original report have proven to be a challenge to corroborate, according to Investigations Sgt. Rick Hughes. All possibilities and probabilities are being explored, but Hughes said police do not believe there is any danger to the community.

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The investigation is ongoing and police are following up on all leads to develop information the case.

Police are still looking for a bike ridden by the alleged victim. It’s a teal-colored bike with the brand name Specialized Vita Sport.

Anyone with possible information is asked to contact the Superior Police Department at 715-395-7234 or dial 911. 

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