Woman abducted in Mo., escapes in Effingham

EFFINGHAM — According to the FBI and the Cape Girardeau, Mo., Police Department they’re investigating an alleged abduction that ended in Illinois.

A woman told authorities she was sitting in her vehicle in South County Park in Cape Girardeau around midday Tuesday when she was physically forced into a red extended-cab pickup truck. She told investigators she was driven to different areas and assaulted before she managed to escape in Effingham, Illinois around 6 o’clock Tuesday night.

Investigators say the truck may have traveled south on Interstate 55 from Cape Girardeau and then back to Cape before crossing into Illinois.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30s with a salt-and-pepper goatee. Authorities say he is approximately 5’10”, heavy set, and heavy smoker who is possibly hard of hearing.

If you have information about the abduction, you’re asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.