MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami police officers have located a woman that had been considered missing for two days.
Police spent the weekend looking at missing persons reports and leaning on neighbors for help following an apparent abduction.
Details of how she was found remain unknown.
Investigators released surveillance video showing a woman being taken from a tire shop in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood. A worker told us the video doesn’t give a clear picture what happened moments before.
“He was running over there. He took her from the restroom and hit her like 20 or 15 times,” the tire shop employee said.
The employee witnessed the incident La Ceiba Tire Shop along Northwest 36 St near 22nd Avenue didn’t want his face shown after what he witnessed Friday.
“He put her in the driver seat and hit her like 20 more times with the door,” the employee said.
The worker says the woman, who was in tears, hopped out of white Nissan Altima. He said the woman needed to hide because she was in fear for her life. So, he called 911. But as soon as police arrived, they were already gone. Investigators then determined the woman was abducted.
“Our main concern is to ensure her safety and ensure that we locate her and get her back home to her family and obviously get any and all information from her about who that subject is,” Miami Police Spokesperson Kiara Delva said.
Police said late Sunday that the woman is a victim of domestic violence but they didn’t say how she knows the man in the video.
Investigators told CBS4 nobody is in custody at this time.
However, police did say that detectives are in contact with the man in the video.
A spokesperson for Miami Police sent a list of questions for detectives Sunday night.
She expects more answers Monday morning.