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LMPD releases additional details after woman found in trunk of car in Old Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a woman who was found in the trunk of a car Monday afternoon told investigators she was abducted from a convenience store Friday evening.

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell says officers responded to a report of noises coming from the trunk of a car at Third and St. Catherine on Sept. 28 around 2:45 p.m. Mitchell says the officer responded but the person who made the report wasn't there. That's when the officer ran the plates of the car, but it wasn't in the system. The officer heard nothing and left the scene.

A second call came in about 45 minutes to an hour later, Mitchell said. When officers arrived for a second time, passersby had already used a brick to break the window and unlock the trunk.

Those Good Samaritans "did a very heroic act and possibly saved this lady's life," Mitchell said.

Mitchell says the victim, Andrea Stone, had been missing since Friday; her family reported her missing the next day.

One of the people who helped rescue Stone, who did not want to go on camera, tells WDRB News that Stone was passed out by the time officers arrived. Police say she was dehydrated.

Stone was taken to University Hospital, and Mitchell says her condition is improving.

As for how Stone got into the trunk, Mitchell says Stone told police she remembers going to Jay's Food Mart at the intersection of Rangeland Road and Old Shepherdsville Road. When she came back to the car, she says a white man in his 30s was in the car. Police said she was only able to say that he was wearing a hoodie and looked "scraggly."

Mitchell says Stone told police that the suspect made her drive him around Louisville and southern Indiana for a couple of days, but wasn't sure exactly where they went or how she ended up in the trunk of the car.

Police say they found no signs of sexual assault, and do not know how long Stone was in the trunk before she was found.

Officers have confirmed that the car belongs to Stone's daughter.

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