Updated: Woman Abducted In Oak Park Found Safe, Police Say
By Kate Shepherd in News on Nov 23, 2015 8:01PM
Oak Park Police Department via NBC5
Updated 2:50 p.m.: A woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Oak Park Sunday has been found safe but police are still searching for the man they believe kidnapped her. Police have issued an emergency warrant for the arrest of 31-year-old Sherman Henderson, according to the Tribune.
Lindsay Bowman, 30, was located at a suburban hospital and is receiving medical care for minor injuries.
"I can't say which hospital she was located at or when," village spokesman Patrick Rollens told the Tribune. "We're choosing not to say because of her safety. She hasn't been interviewed by our officers yet."
Henderson allegedly abducted 30-year-old Lindsay Bowman when she was house- and dog-sitting in an Oak Park home. It is believed that he kicked down a door, dragged Bowman out and put her into a silver 2006 Dodge Magnum with Illinois license plate K134338. That car is registered to a known acquaintance of Henderson but police think he might be driving the vehicle he owns, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro with Illinois license plate R995300, according to OakPark.com.
A witness who reportedly saw Bowman being forced into the car called 911 just before midnight. Her boyfriend was with her in the house watching television when Henderson allegedly kicked in the back door of the house in the 600 block of N. Forest Avenue .
The Dodge Magnum was last spotted traveling westbound on North Avenue near Wolf Road in Northlake, according to NBC. There was another possible Henderson sighting at a Denny's around the time of the last sighting of the car, according to OakPark.com:
At the same time police were alerted to a man described as bloodied, who entered the Denny's restaurant at 711 N. Harlem Ave., stated he'd been robbed at the 600 Forest address and asked workers to call police.
Henderson is described as 6-feet, 4-inches, 201 pounds and very likely, armed and dangerous. He has a violent history with previous arrests for domestic battery and unlawful use of a weapon.
Police are asking that people call 911 immediately if they spot Henderson. Anonymous tips can be submitted to police by calling 708-434-1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.