Police investigating possible abduction in Sandalwood

JSO spokesman: People may have been intoxicated


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are investigating the report of a possible abduction in the Sandalwood area.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, someone contacted them just after 10:15 p.m. Monday and said a white female rung their doorbell and asked for help. At some point during that conversation, a man in a white Ford sedan took the woman and placed her inside a car.

The woman made it clear to witnesses this was against her will. And they said she sounded like she might be in distress. 

Public Information Office Shannon Harley said police know very little this early in the investigation. 

"At this point we're really just investigating this as a possible abduction. We're leaving any type of scenario open. This could be a dispute, there's some indication that both parties may have been intoxicated and this may have just been an argument," said Hartley. "What we're doing right now is trying to gather as much information as we can to determine what happened."

Witnesses described the woman as early 20s, with blonde hair in a pony tail. She was wearing a black tank top, white shorts and no shoes. 

The man appeared to be Asian and was wearing a white T-shirt and checkered shorts, according to police. They were seen leaving the area in a white four-door sedan with chrome rims and dark tinted windows.

Anyone who has any information about the identity or whereabouts of these individuals is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous and receive a reward up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest, contact Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.