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UPDATE: Abduction Suspect Arrested, Victim Found

Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 11:24 AM CDT

Champaign Police Department officials say that the man suspected of abducting a woman at Market Place Mall on Wednesday is now in FBI custody. The suspect and the victim were found in Houston, Texas early Saturday morning.  The victim, 19-year-old M

onica Ramirez, is receiving a medical evaluation and shelter.


    Eduardo Guerro Cortez was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The FBI suspects him of forcing the teenager into a Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday.

  Champaign Police Deputy Chief Troy Daniels says the victim was at a shopping mall with a male friend when three men approached them Wednesday afternoon, and the suspect allegedly forced her into the truck.



   Cortez has been charged in Illinois with aggravated battery for an alleged threat to the man who was with his former girlfriend.

This investigation is continuing, and Champaign Police and the FBI are still looking for the second suspect who may be armed with a knife. He is being described as a Hispanic male with short hair who was last seen wearing a red shirt with blue shorts. 


If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call the Champaign Police at (217) 351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.


UPDATE: Abduction Suspect Arrested, Victim Found


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