Woman found in trunk says she was abducted from Newburg food mart

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police are investigating a report that a woman found alive inside the trunk of a car in Old Louisville on Monday had been abducted by an armed man outside a convenience store in Newburg.

According to Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell, the victim, Aundrea Stone, told investigators that she stopped at Jay's Food Mart at 5370 Rangeland Road on Friday morning.

"When she [returned] to her vehicle," Mitchell said, "there was a man inside -- believed to be a white male in his 30s... indicating he had a weapon. Apparently, [Stone] drove him around for a couple of days. She's not exactly sure where."

At some point, the woman ended up in the truck of the car at 3rd and St. Catherine, where she was found just before 4 p.m. on September 29.

Mitchell said police received two calls Monday afternoon about a noise coming from a car at the 3rd and St. Catherine location. The first call came in around 2:45 p.m. The caller had left by the time the responding officer arrived. That officer heard no noise and left.

About 45 minutes to one-hour later, Mitchell said, the second call was received. Passersby were able to rescue the woman using a brick to break out a car window and gain access to the trunk.

Mitchell said Stone's condition has improved greatly since she arrived at a hospital on Monday. Officers hope to question her further to learn more about what happened to her, but they say there is no reason to believe she was sexually assaulted.

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