PD: 94-year-old woman abducted in Scottsdale; escapes from trunk

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Hospital officials say a 94-year-old woman who was stuck in the trunk of her own car for more than seven hours is doing better today.

Her condition has been upgraded from serious to fair, but the hospital is not able to release other details.  

According to Honor Health's website, fair condition means her vital signs are stable and within normal limits.

It had to be a nightmare for a 94-year-old woman Tuesday, as she became the victim of a home invasion and an abduction in Scottsdale. Amazingly, she was able to free herself from a trunk and get help.

Scottsdale police say it happened at the woman's home near Camelback Road and 68th Street.  

At approximately 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, an unknown male subject forced his way into the victim's home.

At some point during the incident, the victim was bound, placed in the trunk of her car and driven away from the scene

Hours later, at around 1:30 p.m., the woman was able to free herself from the trunk of her car that was now parked in a parking lot of Scottsdale Fashion Square mall. 

At that point, she was seen by a passerby who called 911. 

The victim was then transported to Honor Health Hospital for an evaluation.

Her neighbors are in complete shock this would happen to her. 

Laura Davidson moved in right next door only one month ago. "She was the first one to welcome me when I moved here," said Davidson. She came over and said hello and shook my hand, and she was just the sweetest woman."

"I'm worried right now because she's all alone. Her daughters are wonderful but one lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and I think one's in Connecticut," said neighbor Connie Conradi, who has lived next to the victim for 25 years.

The suspect is described as a “clean cut” white male in his mid-30s. 

"The suspect that we're dealing with is very dangerous person. And we definitely want to get this person in custody as soon as possible," said Sgt. Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Dept. 

Anyone with information reference this incident is asked to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480 312 5000.

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