No leads in claimed abduction

Posted Nov. 07, 2008, at 10:06 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:16 a.m.

SHERMAN, Maine — Investigators with the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department are still seeking leads after a child claimed two men attempted to abduct her last weekend.

According to Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened around 2 p.m. Sunday on Route 2 in Sherman.

Dudley said Tuesday that a 9-year-old girl had gone outside of her home to put the family dog on its chain when two men in a full-size SUV pulled up and spoke to the child.

The investigator said the driver of the vehicle got out of the SUV and gestured for the child to come over to the vehicle, telling her “Come on.”

The girl ran into her residence and reported the incident to her mother. By the time the woman got outside, the vehicle had left.

It was last seen driving south on Route 2.

According to the girl, the SUV had a two-tone paint job with dark blue paint on the top and silver paint on the bottom. The man behind the wheel is believed to have been between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. The child said he was wearing a blue polo type shirt with a collar and ripped jeans.

He had short, trimmed brown hair and a brown mustache and a deep voice. The passenger was described as wearing a dirty yellow rain type jacket.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Aroostook County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-638-tips.

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