'Kidnapped' Phoenix woman found safe

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 2 at 7:43 AM

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UPDATE: 6:30 p.m.
Police say Vivian Franklin Kelly has returned to her aparment on 7th Avenue at about 7 p.m. Thursday evening. Officers says she is okay but are continuing their investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police are asking for the public's help to find a woman who was kidnapped after she and her boyfriend accepted a ride from home from a stranger.

It happened at about 2:15 Thursday morning.

According to investigators, Vivian Franklin Kelly was with her boyfriend in the area of Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road. The couple got a ride home from a man in a white pickup truck.

When the man dropped them off at a nearby apartment complex, the boyfriend got out of the car. Police said he turned around to help Kelly, who reportedly was quite intoxicated, but the driver took off. Kelly has not been seen since.

Kelly, 29, is a white female about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. Kelly has numerous tattoos, including ones on her neck, chest, lower back, right hip, left ear, and left foot. She has a gold hoop earring on the right side of her nose, gauges in her ears, and a barbell piercing in her left eyebrow. Kelly also has scars on her forehead and chest.

Kelly was last seen wearing blue jeans, a long-sleeve light blue plaid shirt, dark blue flip flops, and a belt with silver studs and a silver buckle. She was also wearing numerous rings on her fingers.

The suspect vehicle is a late '80s or early '90s model single-cab white pickup truck.

Anyone having information regarding this case is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or phoenix.tips.ppd@phoenix.gov.

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