Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives continued their search Wednesday for a man who kidnapped a Carmichael girl from her home in the middle of the night over the weekend.
“This is priority No. 1 right now,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Lisa Bowman.
There is no known motive for the kidnapping. The stranger who took the youngster eventually let her go.
The girl, described as between 6 and 10 years old, was taken from her home about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Adelaide Way. Bowman said that the intruder entered the home and took the girl against her will.
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“He carried her through the house with his hand over her mouth,” said Bowman.
He left the home exactly how he had entered – through an unlocked sliding glass door at the back of the house.
“He didn’t quite lift her over the fence,” said Bowman. “He kind of threw her over the back fence and then he crawled over, then picked her up and continued on.”
She was taken to a nearby wooded area and later released, officials said. The girl returned home without serious injury.
“She had abrasions on her skin, a bloody nose-type of injury,” said Bowman. “She had physical evidence on her that was consistent with her story. They were not deep lacerations.”
The little girl made her way back home in the dark. Once safely inside her home, she locked the door and immediately woke up her parents.
The suspect is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and weighing 120 to 160 pounds. He has short brown hair, combed back, and dark brown eyes. He reportedly was cleanshaven with “healing” acne marks, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
Deputies are being encouraged to drive into the neighborhood if they are passing by on their regular duties. If they see someone who might match the composite description, they are asked to stop and get a name and date of birth.
Anyone with information regarding the incident, or who recognizes the suspect from a composite sketch, is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at (916) 874-5115.