[B]Woodland woman says she woke up in forest tied
STEVENSON, Wash. —
The Skamania County sheriff's office says it can't confirm the story of a 19-year-old Woodland woman who says she woke up in a forest with her hands and feet tied.
The woman told deputies she was driving in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest late Sunday when she stopped to sleep. She says she awoke the next morning to find her car gone and that someone had bound her wrists and ankles.
She was able to free herself and flag down a car that took her to a sheriff's substation.
Undersheriff Dave Cox says her car was found less than a mile away from where she parked, belongings intact. She was checked at a hospital and had not been sexually assaulted.
Cox says the woman has been evasive and uncooperative.
"We think there's more to the story," Cox said Wednesday. "We have a hard time believing that happened to her while she was asleep."
Investigators have been unable to corroborate anything other than that her car was on a Forest Service road and she showed up at the substation, Cox said. There's no indication she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
And she doesn't want to talk.
"Very evasive," Cox said. She initially gave investigators a bogus home address and hasn't been cooperating.The undersheriff doubts anything serious, other than a possible abduction, occurred.
"We could speculate all day," he said.