Riverside police search for clues in 9-year-old girl's alleged abduction
A day after a 9-year-old Riverside girl was dumped in a residential neighborhood after allegedly being abducted from her home, detectives were going door-to-door in search of witnesses and evidence.
The girl showed up in a Riverside neighborhood just before 1 a.m. Sunday, disoriented and knocking on doors for help. She told police she had been asleep with two siblings at her home nearby when an unidentified man climbed through a window and carried her away.
Police said the girl’s mother, a single parent, was not home at the time. The girl said she had been driven away in a car and later dropped off.
“All she can tell us at this point was that it was an adult male," said Lt. Ed Blevins of the Riverside Police Department. “Other than that, we have nothing further."
The girl was taken to Loma Linda Medical Center, where she was listed in serious condition.
“There were injuries related to the incident," Blevins said. "That’s all we’re saying."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Riverside Police Det. Roberta Hopewell at (951) 353-7124.
-- Phil Willon in Riverside