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Vigo County sheriff investigates abduction of 15-year-old girl

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Detectives with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department are investigating the abduction of a 15-year-old girl, and they're asking for the public's help to identify a vehicle.

It happened on Sunday, Dec. 22. According to the sheriff's department, the girl was inside her home in southern Vigo County when she answered a knock at the door. She opened it because the man waiting outside appeared to be a delivery person. She told police he was holding a box.

When the girl stepped outside, she says the man tried to grab her. She ran back inside, but the man followed her. The girl told police she ran back outside again, where she was confronted by a second man who displayed a knife.

The girl told detectives the men forced her inside a van, where she stayed for an "undetermined" amount of time. The girl was released about a mile from her home, and a passerby gave her a ride home, according to the girl. She was later taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released for unknown injuries.

The suspect vehicle was described as cargo style minivan, with faded burgundy paint. She described the exterior as dull with no shine. Detectives say the girl was certain the van had some sort of white lettering on it, possibly the letter "K" which was larger than the other lettering. The van's interior was dark, and the floor had a plywood covering.

Detectives showed her several pictures of cargo vans and she believes the vehicle could be a Chevrolet Astro cargo van.

Descriptions:

Suspect #1: W/M/5-8/ mid 20's-early 30's, black cargo pants, blue belt, black polo shirt, black Nike hat with blue swoosh symbol, dark Oakley style glasses, brown goatee, black gloves.

Suspect #2: W/M/5-8 to 5-10/ mid 20's- early 30's, medium length - curly (bushy) brown hair, and dark clothing.

Patrol deputies combed a residential area off Harlan Road, just east of Hoosier Prairie Elementary School for the suspects. Police say the two suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

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