March 20, 2009

California kidnapping victim rescued in Coeur d’Alene

By The Spokesman-Review
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A California kidnapping victim was rescued in Coeur d’Alene today after about a month missing.

A cell phone helped locate the 35-year-old woman at 4304 Bourbon Street about 2 p.m., where Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies found her with Michael H. Luhdorff, 46. Luhdorff was jailed on a second-degree kidnapping charge.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, south of Fresno, told the sheriff’s department of the possible location about 12:45 p.m. and expect to have an arrest warrant for Luhdorff by Monday, according to the sheriff’s department.

Luhdorff is a suspect in previous kidnappings in California and has a criminal history that includes drugs and theft convictions, the sheriff’s department said.

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