2 men facing charges in abduction of Red Deer woman

2 men facing charges in abduction of Red Deer woman
Mounties charge pair in womans abduction, seek couple who offered help
Two men are facing criminal charges after a 48-year-old woman was abducted Wednesday morning in Red Deer, RCMP say.

Details of the charges won't be released until they have been sworn in court, Red Deer RCMP said in a news release Thursday.

2 men face charges over abduction of 48-year-old woman in Red Deer

On Wednesday morning, police issued an "urgent" plea for help from the public in finding the woman. They said she may have been in an orange or maroon Chevrolet Avalanche.

On Wednesday, the RCMP were looking for the woman and a pickup truck she was believed to have been driving because they said they believed she “may be in danger.” The woman was later found unharmed and her pickup truck was located as well.

They want to speak to a Good Samaritan couple who helped the victim and one of the suspects Wednesday southeast of Red Deer.

“They encountered the suspect and victim in the early afternoon of Oct. 17 in the area of Range Road 272 and Highway 42, southeast of Red Deer, near the Pine Lake Highway… [They] drove them to Red Deer Regional Hospital.”

They encountered the suspect and victim early Wednesday afternoon in the area of Range Road 272 and Highway 42.

In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, the RCMP said they expect to provide an update on their investigation after the suspects have officially been charged.

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Two men are facing criminal charges in relation to the abduction of a 48-year-old woman Wednesday morning in Red Deer.

The RCMP are asking the the couple to call the Red Deer RCMP’s complaint line at 403-343-5575 so they can help police with their investigation.

Rafer was located and the vehicle she was last seen in was seized Wednesday afternoon in the 5100 Block of 38 Street. A 47-year-old man was taken into custody. 

RCMP say they will issue an update with the names of the suspects and the charges against them once those charges have been sworn before the courts.

Meantime, City Mounties are looking to speak to a good Samaritan couple who encountered one of the suspects and the victim Wednesday afternoon southeast of Red Deer and offered them assistance.

The man and woman are described as older, and driving a white truck. Police say they encountered the suspect and victim in the early afternoon near Range Road 272 and Highway 42, southeast of Red Deer near the Pine Lake Highway, and drove them to Red Deer Regional Hospital.

RCMP are requesting that the couple call the Red Deer RCMP complaint line at 403-343-5575 in order to assist police with the investigation.