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Police: Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shed


April 27, 2017

BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor who had reported receiving harassing phone calls from him and kept her trapped in a small pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted others and led to her rescue, police said.

Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati, said the owner of the shed, Dennis Dunn, was arrested Wednesday morning and was jailed. They said Dunn has a history of mental health issues.

The woman's mother initially reported her missing about 2 a.m. and called police about 4 a.m. to repor...

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