UNKNOWN SUSPECT

Serial Child Abductor
Ohio
February 25, 2016
May 21, 2016

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  • Suspect’s vehicle

Reward:

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for the successful prosecution of this unknown suspect.

Details:

The FBI's Cleveland Field Office, the Cleveland Police Department, and the Elyria Police Department in Ohio are seeking the public's assistance in locating a serial child abductor.

 

On February 24, 2016, the security system at a residence in Elyria, Ohio, showed multiple doors and windows were opened in the home between 5:08 a.m. and 5:23 a.m., while the residents of the home were asleep. On February 25, 2016, at approximately 3:37 a.m., an unknown male suspect placed a ladder against the same house and attempted to pull a 10-year-old girl through her bedroom window. The attempt was unsuccessful. The unknown suspect wore all black, with a black mask over the bottom of his face. The home security system again showed that various windows, including the victim's window, were opened and shut between 3:16 a.m. and 3:37 a.m. that day.

 

On May 21, 2016, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a six-year-old girl was abducted from her home in Cleveland, Ohio, by a White male wearing all black with a black mask covering his face. She was driven to an unknown location and held for 17 hours. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on the same day, she was dropped off, alive, a few miles from her home.

 

Both cases have been linked through forensic evidence.

 

The unknown suspect is believed to be driving a 2002 to 2003 Chevy Malibu with a driver's side quarter panel that is a different color than the rest of the car.

Additional Information:

Video related to the Cleveland incident is described as follows:

 - On May 14, 2016, at approximately 2:33 a.m., and again at 3:50 a.m., a White male is seen in the vicinity of the home in the Cleveland incident. The suspect is seen looking at his phone.

 - On May 15, 2016, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a White male is seen at the window of the home in the Cleveland incident, then runs back to his car and leaves the area.

 - On May 21, 2016, at approximately 3:12 a.m., the suspect’s vehicle is seen near the corner of West 101st Street and West Boulevard. The suspect looks at his phone while waiting for a red light.

 - On May 21, 2016, at approximately 3:21 a.m., the suspect is seen near the home in the Cleveland incident, then walks away from the home at approximately 3:28 a.m.

 - On May 21, 2016, at approximately 4:18 a.m., the suspect is seen approaching the home in the Cleveland incident again, then departing carrying something (presumed to be the victim) at approximately 4:29 a.m.

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