Bay Area Woman Reported Kidnapped Turns Up Mysteriously In Huntington Beach
A Bay Area woman who was reportedly kidnapped for ransom earlier this week mysteriously showed up safe in Huntington Beach today.The boyfriend of 29-year-old physical therapist, Denise Huskins, told Vallejo, CA police that an intruder kidnapped Huskins from his Mare Island home and demanded ransom early Monday morning, according to NBC Los Angeles. Her boyfriend, 30-year-old Aaron Quinn waited 11 hours to report her disappearance to police, but authorities have not explained what took him so long. Police later found Quinn's white 2000 Toyota Camry in Vallejo and believe the car was taken from where she was kidnapped.
Search and rescue crews, including a dive team, had been scouring Mare Island and Vallejo looking for Huskins.
However, the search seems to be over as Huskin's aunt told NBC Bay Area that Huskins showed up today at her mother's house in Huntington Beach. Her mother wasn't home because she was in Vallejo searching for Huskins, so she walked over to her father's house, who lives near her mother in Huntington Beach. He, though, also wasn't home and in Vallejo. Huskins then called her dad from a neighbor's phone to let him know she was safe. Her father, Mike Huskins confirmed with the San Francisco Chronicle that she is alive and well.
Huntington Beach Officer Jennifer Marlatt told CBS News that police have not yet confirmed Huskins is in Huntington Beach, and are sending officers to her parents' homes to find her.
Mike Huskins told CNN that his daughter and Quinn are physical therapists at a hospital and have been dating for seven months.
Although police are interviewing Quinn, he is cooperating and not considered a person of interest or suspect.