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Possible Kidnapping Investigated After Woman’s Screams Captured on Doorbell Video in Leimert Park

Possible Kidnapping Investigated After Woman’s Screams Captured on Doorbell Video in Leimert Park

Erika Martin
2019-11-14 14:36:03

A day after home security video emerged of a woman’s terrified screams for help as a vehicle drove by in Leimert Park, police on Thursday said they need the public’s help in locating a possible kidnapping victim.

The Ring doorbell video was captured along Third Avenue around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, around the time Los Angeles police say they responded to a report of a kidnapping on the street.

Investigators said they responded to the scene Tuesday but were unable to find evidence of a crime. The chilling footage that that emerged Wednesday, however, prompted them to reopen the case.

The video doesn’t show a kidnapping occur, but what is heard is being investigated as the terrifying aftermath of an abduction. As a sedan drove down the road, neighbors heard a woman frantically pleading, “Help me, somebody help me,” according to police.

The witnesses told detectives the car was possibly a white, four-door Toyota Prius with two people inside. It appeared a black woman or girl with dark, braided hair was in the front passenger seat, while the driver was described as a black man.

One witness said they saw the victim’s hair being…



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