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Woman reported abducted from gas station in Cleveland found safe and unharmed

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 16:32:02-04

CLEVELAND — Update: The missing woman has been found safe and unharmed, according to Cleveland police.

The boyfriend of a missing woman reported to police that he saw her being abducted from a gas station down the street from the Cleveland bar they were drinking at Saturday night.

At about 3 a.m. Sunday, a man flagged down an officer on patrol and told them that his girlfriend, 24-year-old Christine McKeever, had been abducted, according to a Cleveland police report.

He told police that after a day of trying to see her children on Cleveland’s West Side, he and McKeever went to BAR CLE on Lorain Avenue. He said they did not know how long they were at the bar, and was vague about what happened inside the bar.

The man said that after a couple of hours at the bar, they went to his truck parked near the bar, the report states. They began to verbally argue about the day and were beginning to make up. McKeever then walked away from his truck towards West 140th Street. He said he stayed in his truck and watched McKeever approach the gas station.

The man told police that as McKeever approached the gas station, he saw a vehicle pull up next to her, and someone began talking to her through the passenger window. McKeever then began to wave her arms above her head while looking towards him, he said.

The boyfriend then told police he saw a man get out of the car, grab McKeever and throw her into the car. The vehicle then sped away in an unknown direction. He told police this happened at about 1:30 a.m. He was unable to provide a description of the vehicle or the man who abducted McKeever.

The man told police he tried to chase the car, but by the time he got his car started, he had lost sight of the other car. He was unable to find the car. He went back home to see if McKeever was there, but he was unable to find her. That’s when he flagged down police.