86-year-old Washington woman reportedly kidnapped by teens escapes from car trunk in Oregon

WOOD VILLAGE, Ore. —An 86-year-old Washington woman escaped from a car trunk in Oregon after she was reportedly abducted by three teenagers, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said.


According to KPTV in Portland, deputies responded to a Walmart store in Wood Village at 23500 N.E. Sandy Blvd. at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday after an employee called 911.

The worker told dispatchers an elderly woman came into the store and reported she had been kidnapped from her home in Kennewick, Wash.

The victim, Hazel Abel, told deputies she was taken from her home by three unknown people and put in the trunk of her car, the sheriff's office said.  She said she was able to escape when the car stopped at the Walmart store and the suspects left her alone in the parking lot.

Deputies and a K-9 team searched the area, but did not immediately locate the suspects.

At 9:10 a.m., a detective spotted three people at a gas station on the 2500 block of Northeast 238th Drive matching the description of the suspects provided by the woman.

Additional deputies were called to the scene and the three suspects were taken into custody. Deputies said the suspects are a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl.

Their names have not been released and deputies did not reveal a possible motive for the kidnapping.

The three teens were booked in the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center.

Abel was checked by doctors before returning home to Kennewick, the Tri-City Herald reported.