March 3, 2021

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Female abducted from Liberty County residence at gunpoint discovered harmless in Illinois, authorities say

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas – A woman abducted at gunpoint from her Liberty County property Tuesday was discovered alive and unharmed in Illinois, in accordance to authorities.

Kidnapping suspect Abel Fajardo, 38, was arrested.

Erika Rios Valdez, 32, was kidnapped from her home  all-around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday while parking and unhooking a foodstuff assistance trailer on County Road 3404 in the Plum Grove area in north Liberty County. An acquaintance, discovered by authorities as Abel Farjado, 38, drove up and forced Valdez into his pickup truck at gunpoint.

As Fajardo fled the scene, Valdez’s brother chased the truck, explained as a white 2005 GMC “duelie” pickup with an Illinois license plate, amount 2816533B.

Even though officials reported Farjado realized the sufferer, authorities didn’t provide a motive for the abduction.

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“At this early phase of the arrest there is very small details on just the place Fajardo and Valdez were being located in Illinois or which agency truly manufactured the arrest or what the conditions of the arrest are but far more information are predicted afterwards on New Year’s Working day,” mentioned Capt. Ken DeFoor, a Community Info Officer with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Business.

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