Teen makes chilling 911 call seeking help

By Marcos Ortiz

Published 09/23 2014 04:14PM

Updated 09/23 2014 05:42PM

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A terrified teen called 911 moments after she managed to escape from her captors.
The 911 audio recording was released by Bountiful police in hopes of reminding the public the suspects have not been caught.

The two teens were kidnapped September 9th while walking late at night in their Bountiful neighborhood. The girl’s told police two men and a woman in a red SUV approached them and forced them into the vehicle.

19-hours later they managed to escape in Santaquin. That’s when one of the teen’s found a friendly face and used their cellphone to call 911.

Dispatcher: “911 what's the address of your emergency?”
Victim: “I don't know anything. I need help.”
Dispatcher: "What's your address?"
Victim: "I told you I don't know..."
Dispatcher: "Are you at a house?"
Victim: "I don't know."
Dispatcher: Are you at a business or home?"
Victim: "Yes I need help."

The 17-year old eventually told police she is on Santaquin's main street.

Dispatcher: "What's the emergency there?"
Victim: "Somebody took us.”
Dispatcher: "I can't understand what you're saying. Take a deep breath and tell me what's wrong."
Victim: "He took us. (sobs) Somebody took us."

9 hours earlier, she and a friend were walking Bountiful streets late at night when a red SUV pulled up to them.

Victim: "He put me in the car."
Dispatcher: "Someone took you in his car?"
Victim: "Yes."
Dispatcher: "Are you still in his car?"
Victim: "No we got out of the car."

She tries to compose herself and offers a description of the suspects. She told 911 they've disappeared.

Dispatcher: "Do you need an ambulance?"
Victim: "I don't know."
Dispatcher: "Are you hurt?"
Victim: "My friends hurt (inaudible) ...I don't know.”

That's when police arrived and both teens are taken to a safe place. Police say the teens were threatened, assaulted and suffered minor cuts from a knife.
One of the mothers who wanted to remain anonymous says her daughter is still having a tough time.

"She won't go anywhere by herself anymore even in the house,” says the mother. “She doesn't even want me to go upstairs and she goes pretty much everywhere I go."

Bountiful police say the suspects were driving a red SUV but the make or model is unknown. One of the suspects was described as a white male in his early to mid-20’s, with light brown hair, slender build and a tattoo on his left arm. The second male’s description is vague. According to police he was white, taller than the first suspect, in his mid-30’s and had dark brown hair. The woman was heavy set, between 25-to-35 years old and had long blond hair. If anyone has information, contact Bountiful police at 801-298-6000.

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