Possibly Abducted Woman Located, Investigation Continues

By: Leon County Sheriff's Office; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Leon County Sheriff's Office; Lanetra Bennett Email
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Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

At 10:13 am, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a possible abduction.

The caller told deputies that she received a phone call from 25 year old Katisha Latonyia Yvonne Williams.Williams said she had been abducted and did not know where she was.

Williams told a friend that she met two men last night and all three had returned to her home in the 4000 block of Penelope Road. When deputies went to Williams’ home to check on her welfare, they discovered the front door ajar and evidence of a struggle inside.

Violent Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Detectives searched Williams’ home for physical evidence, canvassed the neighborhood and conducted many interviews with friends, acquaintances, family members and other potential witnesses.

Detectives learned that Williams had recently been involved in an argument with her ex-boyfriend over him having a new girlfriend. They also learned that Williams had family ties to Madison County and enlisted the assistance of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives were able to locate Williams in Madison County late Tuesday evening. Williams was uninjured and transported to a facility for undisclosed treatment.

This investigation is continuing.


By: Lanetra Bennett
July 9, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Sheriff's deputies in Leon County are investigating the possible abduction of a woman from her own home.

They add it was the woman herself, who alerted someone.

Leon County Sheriff's Deputies say someone told them that they'd gotten a call from 25-year-old Katisha Williams Tuesday morning saying that she had been abducted and that she didn't know where she was.

Deputies say when they went to Williams' home to check on her, they found the front door open and evidence of a struggle inside.

Deputies say Williams told a friend that she met two men Monday night and all three had gone back to her home on Penelope Road in Tallahassee.

One neighbor says, "She's a very sweet, kind lady. Every time I pass by, I see her outside with her kids. she's real kind, always speaks, stay to herself. she never went out her way to do anything wrong to no one."

Williams is five feet tall, 115 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Leon County sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

Investigators are calling this a "possible" abduction. They say right now, they're just dotting all of their I's and crossing their T's in hopes of coming up with some answers soon.

The neighbor says, "It's very sad to know that this has happened. Unbelievable. It's very unbelievable, very shocking. I hope they find her alive. I really do."


Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

At 10:13 am, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a possible abduction. The caller told deputies that she received a phone call from 25 year old Katisha Latonyia Yvonne Williams.

Williams said she had been abducted and did not know where she was.
Williams told a friend that she met two men last night and all three had returned to her home in the 4000 block of Penelope Road.

When deputies went to Williams’ home to check on her welfare, they discovered the front door ajar and evidence of a struggle inside.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Leon County
Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).

Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.


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