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News Release

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Media Relations

Possible Kidnap Victim NR19311ll

Los Angeles: Southwest Area detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating the victim of a possible kidnapping.

On November 12, 2019 at 11:20 p.m., witnesses on the 3000 block of 3rd Avenue heard a female screaming, "Help me, somebody help me!" At the same time witnesses observed a possible 4-door white Prius with two occupants inside, speed off southbound 3rd Avenue. A female Black with dark braided hair (identified as Victim Jane Doe) was believed to be in the front passenger seat and the Suspect in the driver seat. Witness-1 observed Victim Jane Doe's hair being pulled backward as she was screaming. Witness-1 observed plastic wrap over the front passenger side window from a possible prior traffic collision. The Suspect was heard shouting, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry."

The suspect is described as a male Black.

If you have seen,or have any information regarding the identity of the female or male in the video, please contact Southwest Area Detectives at 213-485-2197. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.