Northwest Detectives Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying and located the suspect who abducted a 22 year-old female in Germantown – Penn Knox.
On Sunday, November 2, 2014, at approximately 9:40 PM, Police responded to the 100 block of West Coulter Street for a report of an abduction. A witness was located and stated that he observed a female, identified as the complainant, Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, yelling for help, and being forced into a 4-door vehicle, possibly a grey colored Ford Taurus. As the complainant was being forced into the vehicle the complainant’s glasses and cell phone were dropped onto the highway. Just before the vehicle pulled off the driver and passenger side rear windows were broken out by the complainant.
Complainant: Carlesha Freeland-Gaither 22 year old black female from the 100 block of W Hansberry Street.
Suspect Description: Unknown black male, 5’10?, medium-heavy build, 25-30 years-of-age, medium brown complexion, wearing a dark colored jacket with a dark colored hood possibly a hooded sweatshirt underneath, dark colored hat, and dark colored pants.
Vehicle Description: 2000-2002 dark gray metallic 4-door Ford Taurus with an unknown PA license, an unknown plate on the front bumper, rear spoiler, and both driver and passenger side rear windows broken out. Vehicle is missing inspection stickers and has an unknown item in the center bottom of the front windshield.
This has been the big story in Philly the past couple days. A sad, disturbing video of a 22-year-old woman being abducted into the night. It doesn’t sit well that this sort of thing can happen within a mile from where I sleep. I originally was going to leave this story be because of the content but realized the power of the Stoolies and the Internet as a whole may be able to help this girl out.
Somebody has used the girl’s ATM card in Maryland recently, so the authorities are on the trail. But obviously, if anyone has any information be sure to contact the authorities. That $42,000 reward should be inciting enough to step forward.
If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
All tips will be confidential.
If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact:
Det. Sloan #891