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Deputies investigating report of attempted kidnapping in Cave Junction

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office says that a juvenile reported being approached by a man in the woods near Redwood Highway and Hanby Lane.

Posted: Aug 26, 2020 3:04 PM

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping near Cave Junction on Wednesday, according to a statement from the agency.

Investigators said that the reported kidnapping attempt happened in the woods near Redwood Highway and Hanby Lane. A juvenile was playing in the area with other kids when an adult man tried to take the juvenile away, according to the report.

"The juvenile was able to get away from the suspect and ran home to report the incident," the Sheriff's Office said. "There were no injuries."

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with a shaved head, clean-shaven face, and thin build. He had a tattoo of a skull on his right forearm and was wearing sunglasses, a dark shirt, torn blue jeans, sneakers, and a blue-and-white baseball cap. He reportedly left the area in a "red and white golf cart with a canopy."

The Sheriff's Office said that no suspects were located after an extensive search of the area. Anyone with information on this incident or the suspect as described should call the Sheriff’s Office at 541-474-5123.

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