EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — A suspect is in custody as officers investigate a woman’s report of a kidnapping and sexual assault.
Excelsior Springs police received a report about a woman going door-to-door screaming for help Friday morning.
“The original call was that, she had a rope around her neck,” Lt. Ryan Dowdy, Excelsior Springs Police, said.
Officers contacted the woman at a home near Old Orchard Street and Don Shelton Boulevard. An ambulance took her to a hospital.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is helping the Excelsior Springs Police Department with the investigation. According to the county’s office, police obtained a warrant and began searching the property.
The woman told officers she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. The woman said she was able to escape, but she may not have been the only woman there.
“She made mention of other victims but there’s no signs of them at this time that we have found. So, while we work at this scene and process through all of this we are also trying to corroborate some of her story and make sure that if there is other victims that we try and reach out to them or their family,” Lt. Dowdy said.
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