Woman, 86, escapes trunk after abduction; teens held

The woman was kidnapped from Kennewick, Washington

Police say an 86-year-old woman was kidnapped in Kennewick and escaped at this WalMart in Wood Village, Nov. 3, 2015 (KOIN)
Police say an 86-year-old woman was kidnapped in Kennewick and escaped at this WalMart in Wood Village, Nov. 3, 2015 (KOIN)

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Officials say an 86-year-old Washington woman escaped from a car trunk in Oregon after she was reportedly abducted by teenagers.

The Tri-City Herald reports Hazel Abel was taken from her home in Kennewick on Monday, forced into the trunk of her car and driven to Multnomah County in Oregon.

Officials with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office say Abel popped the trunk and got out when the suspects stopped at the Walmart store in Wood Village, Oregon.

Three teens ages 14, 15 and 16 have been arrested in Oregon and are being held at the Multnomah County jail on suspicion of kidnapping.

Officials said the woman is related to one of the suspects.

Abel was checked by doctors before returning home to Kennewick.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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