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Scottsdale police on Wednesday declined to provide further details about a 94-year-old woman who was kidnapped during a home invasion and then locked in a car trunk for about seven hours.

Among the questions that police declined to answer: How did the woman escape from her car trunk? What is her condition? Is there any additional suspect information? Are there other signs that her home was burglarized?

Scottsdale police Sgt. Benjamin Hoster would only say that no arrests have been made as of Wednesday and the investigation was ongoing.

Police prevoiusly said the woman was kidnapped from her condominium during a break-in near 68th Street and Camelback Road about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The man bound her and placed her in the trunk of her white sedan, then drove it away before abandoning it with the woman still in the trunk, police said. 

The woman was able to free herself from the trunk of the car at around 1:30 p.m., according to police. The car was in the parking lot at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, near the Camelback House condominium complex where the woman lived.

Officials said the woman was taken to a hospital after a passerby saw her and called 911.


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