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A Tennessee woman was reportedly held captive in a closet for two months by her boyfriend before she managed to escape.
The 40-year-old woman had cuts to her face and weighed less than 100 pounds when she was found, the Dyersburg Police Department said Wednesday.
Officers were alerted to a possible domestic complaint when a man who worked in the area informed authorities that the woman had approached him and advised that he had been kidnapped weeks earlier.
Police responded to the scene and found the woman hiding under a nearby construction house.
The woman said she was forced to stay in a closet which was locked by “a type of locking device with a cable and was only allowed out of the closet for an hour a day”. She received very little food and no toilet facilities, according to police.
Officers were able to locate the vacant Ayers Street home where the woman was being held, police said. “Evidence found included human waste inside the residence as described by the victim.”
The woman was treated and released from West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg.
The victim identified his alleged abductor as 30-year-old Brenton Bell. She said they were in a relationship which became “physically abusive” and led to her being held captive.
The man was arrested Wednesday evening on Moss Street. He faces an aggravated kidnapping charge, police said.
Meanwhile, a Kentucky man, who was wanted in Mississippi for kidnapping, was captured last week, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies responded to a 911 call around 9 a.m. about a possible abduction. The victim said Douglas Mills, 52, her biological father, kidnapped her three children.
Mills broke into the victim’s home and threatened her with a gun before kidnapping the children, police said. He was charged with home invasion, burglary and three counts of kidnapping.
Tennessee: Kidnapped woman escapes closet she was locked in for two months
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