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Lyon County Sheriff says the possible abduction attempt is currently being investigated, however, he is also getting reports that it may have been a group of kids joking around. Again, we will have more information throughout the night.
Lyon County Sheriff's department has confirmed that they are working on a possible abduction that would have happened around 6:00pm in Rock Rapids. They say it was reported that a 16-year-old blonde female was forced into a teal grand prix.
We are working to get more information as soon as possible and will post as it comes in. Below you will see a recap of the recent string of abduction reports.
In the last week, there have been five similar reports in the area. As of right now, authorities are still looking for suspects related to any and all of these incidents. Tuesday night, there was a report from Sheldon, IA, where authorities say two teenage girls were walking near the movie theatre around 9:30 p.m., when a man in a vehicle approached and shouted something at the girls. The girls called police.
Earlier that same day, in Spencer, authorities got reports of a suspicious van outside Lincoln Elementary in that town. Police say the driver approached two students, and said quote "come here." While authorities have not connected these cases to one another, a similar description is being given in regards to a suspect. Sioux County Sheriff's Office believe the suspect is between 60-70 years in age, with some type of facial hair.
He's described as having shaggy or longer hair, wearing a colored baseball cap and possibly driving around in an older white Dodge Caravan or similar make, with a dent in the far back passenger side. The rear windows may also be tinted.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the attempted abduction of a 61-year old woman from earlier this week. The sheriff's office say she was outside her home in Little Rock, Iowa, when a man in his 60's attempted to abduct her.
In this case authorities are looking for a white male in his 60's, who has graying brown hair and matching beard. He is around 6 feet tall and weighs around 250 pounds.The suspect was driving an older, dark colored car with a white top.
Authorities in Lake Park, Iowa are looking for a similar suspect matching this description for suspicious activity early last week.
Police in Lake Park say two females were approached on separate instances, by a man driving a white, Ford panel van with both rear windows blacked out.
If you know anything about any of these recent incidents, you are urged to contact your local sheriff's office or police.