Missing Adult Located In San Diego, California After Being Kidnapped

September 1, 2009

On August 28, 2009, the Mesa Police Department began a missing person investigation into the disappearance of Pamela Nudo, after she failed to show for work early that morning. Her family and co-workers were extremely concerned for her safety, as it was unlike Pamela not to show up for work. Our initial investigation did not turn up anything of a suspicious nature at Pamela's residence.

On August 31, 2009, a family member received a telephone call from Pamela Nudo from San Diego, California. Mesa Police investigators immediately contacted the San Diego Police Department and sought their assistance in locating Pamela at the Dana Mission Bay Resort. Pamela was located by San Diego PD in good condition.

Pamela has disclosed to police she was kidnapped by an unknown Hispanic male at gunpoint. She explained that on August 28, she was at a local casino and had won several thousand dollars. When she went to her residence in Mesa, the suspect pointed a gun at her and forced her inside her home. The victim believes the suspect may have followed her home from the casino after cashing out her winnings. The suspect ordered her to take items, including her money, from her home and then forced her into her car. The suspect drove her to several locations including Deming, NM; Safford, AZ; Tucson, AZ; and then to San Diego. The suspect then left her in San Diego, where he left with another unknown subject, possibly a female. Pamela was unharmed by the suspect during this incident.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. However, at this point in the investigation, the victim is refusing to cooperate with detectives.



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