Police investigating possible kidnapping in Georgetown
Georgetown, S.C. (WPDE) —
A possible kidnapping was reported in Georgetown Monday evening.
Georgetown County Sheriff's Office responded with all available officers, a SWAT team, Criminal Investigation Division and K-9 unit to Rose Avenue in the Parsons Garden neighborhood, according to a release.
A 14-year-old saw the incident and immediately told his mother, who notified authorities.
The witness said he had seen two men exit a grey van with a women who had duct tape over her mouth and her hands tied in front with a rope. They then walked into the woods and the witness lost sight of them, according to deputies.
The teen described the incident in great detail, describing the appearance of the van, which had tinted windows, a broken tail light and no hubcaps.
He also described the two men: The front passenger was about 5'10 tall and wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and light colored work boots. The driver stood about 5'8 tall with a thicker build and wore a navy blue hoodie with a black toboggan pulled over his face. He also said that the woman was about 5'8 tall.
Jason Lesley, the PIO for Georgetown Sheriff's Office, told us that they searched for several hours and checked area surveillance cameras, but still haven't found anything.
There are no other witnesses and no reports of a missing person, according to the sheriff’s office. All area law enforcement agencies have been asked to be on the lookout for the gray van.
This investigation is ongoing and we will update this story as more information becomes available.