Another teenage female was taken from a suspected kidnapper in Idaho, this time located near Coeur d’Alene Monday, Aug. 12.
According to this morning’s Coeur d’Alene Press, the 14-year-old female was allegedly abducted by 24-year-old Colville, Wash., man Douglas E. Hawkins, who was arrested and charged with kidnapping after a traffic stop.
Local police searched the vehicle when its license plate returned a response from the National Crime Information Computer.
The female had been missing from Stevens County, Wash., since sometime around July 26.
The North Idaho kidnapping arrest comes on the heels of the multi-state hunt for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, taken from the San Diego area by 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, who was also suspected in the deaths of Anderson’s mother and 8-year-old brother.
DiMaggio’s car was found hidden in the brush in the backcountry near Cascade, and, on Aug. 10, the pair was tracked to a remote site near Morehead Lake, where DiMaggio was shot and killed by an FBI tactical agent during an arrest attempt.
Anderson was taken to an area hospital and has since been reunited with her father.
According to the Press, the female in the Coeur d’Alene area case has been taken into custody and will be transferred to Colville, where the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department will continue its investigation.