San Marcos police searching for suspects in kidnapping, assault of woman, child

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The University Star

Police are searching for three men who abducted a woman and her four-year-old child near downtown San Marcos late Wednesday morning.

In statement released to the City of San Marcos, Police Cmdr. Penny Dunn said the woman was driving near the intersection of Cheatham Street and McKie with her child at approximately 11:30 a.m. when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. When the woman got out of her vehicle to assess the damage, a Hispanic male forced her into her own backseat while a second Hispanic male entered the driver's seat of the vehicle and drove away. A third Hispanic male followed in a truck.

Dunn said the woman's head was covered as she was taken to an unknown location where she was sexually assaulted and strangled, causing her to lose consciousness. 

When the victim regained consciousness, she returned to her residence and called for police and emergency medical services, Dunn said.

The victim's four-year-old child was not harmed during the incident, but the mother suffered several non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment. Limited information was obtained due to her medical condition.

Because the investigation is ongoing and contains sensitive situations, police will not release information regarding the victims' identities.

The San Marcos Police Department is asking anyone who may have observed suspicious activity or a minor accident near Cheatham and McKie to call Criminal Investigations at 512-353-2300.