New information coming in about IOW abduction, sexual assault
New information is coming in to the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office in the case of an 11-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted and sexually assaulted in October.
Since NewsChannel 3 aired new information last week on the abduction, 15 new tips have come in.
Investigators now say they have DNA evidence of the girl’s sexual assault, but no name.
“Forensic evidence on her clothing that comes back to a male. The male is not her father. We’ve eliminated him.”
No matches were found in either the state or federal DNA databases.
The 11-year-old victim has provided a vivid description of the man and details about the abduction.
She remembers a dirty green lunchbox or cooler and a star-shaped pink and green pendant, the size of a quarter.
Surveillance video from the Suffolk Courthouse has also been released. It shows what deputies believe is the man’s car.
“It’s a massive amount of paperwork that we’re dealing with here.”
Investigators have racked up more than 2,600 hours working on the case and gathered close to 500 tips.
They hope the abductor’s name is right under their noses.
“There seems to be so many details. Why is it so hard to find this guy? That’s difficult to quantify. We’ve got so many details but we’ve also got so much information. We may very well, in this stack of paperwork, have his name,”
If you have any information, call the Tip Line at 365-6290 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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