February 2, 1995 in City

Girl, 11, Flees Her Abductor After Being Thrown In Trunk

Associated Press

An 11-year-old girl was attacked and thrown into the trunk of a car Wednesday, but jumped out and escaped before her would-be abductor drove away.

“He told me if I don’t shut up he was going to kill me,” the girl told KIRO-TV.

Everett police spokesman Ken Murray said the girl was walking to her school-bus stop on Dorn Avenue south of Washington 526 early Wednesday morning. She saw a man standing by a car with its trunk opened.

The man grabbed the girl, threw her in the trunk and closed it, police said, but the latch did not catch. As the man ran to the driver’s seat, the girl pushed open the trunk, jumped out and took off running.

“The trunk couldn’t close very good because he had my shoulder, so I put the thing up and I jump and so I ran away and he tried to catch me again,” said the girl, who is a sixthgrader at Eisenhower Middle School.

She was not physically injured.

Police said the girl did not know the attacker.

She was able to provide police with enough information for a sketch of the man, Murray said.

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