A video of a New Jersey woman uploaded to the internet by the South Brunswick Police Department on August 3, 2022 quickly went viral on the internet. During the course of the footage, a bloodied woman can be seen and heard being packed into a truck in broad daylight just before the vehicle speeds away. To draw more attention to the missing woman’s case, the video was retweeted multiple times.
The South Brunswick Township Police Department’s Public Information Office has issued a request to the general public, urging the public to share any information that may assist in the search for the missing woman.
Police officers searched for the missing woman for a total of 26 hours before locating her at a safe place. The New Jersey woman and trailer were located by South Brunswick Police Department around 5:10 p.m. on August 5. This was made possible by surveillance camera footage. The South Brunswick Police Department said the following in a statement:
Police seek answers as kidnapped New Jersey woman rescued after 26 hours
The South Brunswick Police Department, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Middlesex County Attorney’s Office, are leading the investigation into the kidnapping, which took place Wednesday afternoon. Raymond Hayducka, the police chief, was quoted as saying:
After a woman kidnapped in New Jersey was found after 26 hours in detention, police are looking for an explanation.
New Jersey State Police were alerted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday about a woman screaming for help from inside a truck parked next to a state roadway. The woman was bleeding from her face.
Almost immediately, the truck drove away with the injured woman still inside. What followed was a full investigation that lasted the next 26 hours and was largely based on information and tips from the public. The New Jersey woman was believed to be “white/Hispanic,” in her 20s, and with long brown hair, according to police.
Both the victim and the suspect were tracked down and eventually located in Woodbridge. Both have admitted to knowing each other, however, the details of their relationship are still unknown. This contradicts early assumptions that the incident was a kidnapping by a stranger.
According to police who spoke to News12, it could be a domestic dispute. Deputy Sergeant Hoover explained the following to WABC:
Gabrielli Truck Sales, located off Route 130 not far from the venue, provided the most useful information. Chief Raymond Hayducka issued a press release thanking the community for their assistance with the investigation, stating:
Those linked to the investigation were brought before the local police station. Regarding the New Jersey incident, the investigation is still ongoing to determine exactly what happened on Wednesday.