Authorities Asking Public's Help to Identify Possible Abduction Victim

By KBJR News 1

August 7, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth Police say they have not been able to identify a victim in Wednesday's possible abduction and are asking anyone who knows of a missing 14-year-old Native American girl to call authorities.

Duluth Police received a report of a possible abduction around 5:45 Wednesday evening in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Police say a 14-year-old Native American girl was walking on the street when a black, Ford Expedition with white rims pulled up.

A man allegedly got out and forced the girl into the vehicle.

Police believe three other people were in the vehicle at the time.

Duluth Police say their initial investigation has yielded multiple last names for the victim.

"The victims name was either Jessica Rose Martin or Jessica Rose Martineau. Over the course of the evening she, the eyewitness, was interviewed extensively as to her story and what had occurred and at this time we continue to follow up on several leads and several inconsistencies," said Lt. Mike Ceynowa, Duluth Police Department.

All females matching the description and names "Jessica" at the school where the reporting party said they both attended have been accounted for.

The girl is described as wearing a green shirt with “Aero” written on the chest, white leggings, white flip flops and a silver bracelet at the time of the incident. Police have not confirmed the identity of the victim and are asking anyone who knows of a missing 14 year old girl, even if you think she is a runaway to report it to police.

The alleged suspect is described as a 5'11" Native American man with black hair in a braided bun, wearing all dark clothing with a Chicago Bulls logo on the back.

Police say the suspect was seen carrying a police-style baton and had a black bandana on his face.

Duluth Police say 20 officers were involved in the investigation and the case remains a top priority. Several state and federal agencies are involved in the investigation including the FBI.

A Minnesota Crime (KOPS) alert has been issued in this incident. Police say an Amber Alert has not been issued because police have not confirmed the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1.

Jeremy Brickley
jbrickley@kbjr.com

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