Missing Man Found Safe After Alleged Attack and Abduction in Lochearn, Baltimore County
According to Baltimore County Police, a man who was allegedly beaten and forced into a vehicle on Wednesday evening has been located.
Joel Edwards, 62, was discovered “alive and well,” providing relief to the community.
Details of the Incident:
Around 8:40 p.m., an unknown suspect allegedly attacked Edwards on the 3500 block of Forest Hill Road before forcing him into a car.
Neighbors, who preferred to remain unidentified, reported seeing a white van parked close in the moments preceding the incident, adding to the mystery.
A search is underway for a 62-year-old man who reportedly went missing after being attacked in Baltimore County Wednesday:
A search is underway for a 62-year-old man who reportedly went missing after being attacked in Baltimore County Wednesday. https://t.co/hgdDLv8ofk
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Discovery of the Victim:
On Friday, Baltimore County Police stated that Joel Edwards had been found, though the exact location remains unknown.
The community is grateful for his safe recovery, but concerns remain concerning the circumstances of the alleged attack and abduction.
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Police Updates and Investigation:
Police spokesperson Trae Corbin told WJZ on Thursday that the vehicle involved had been found, but Edwards was still considered missing.
However, particular facts, such as where the vehicle was discovered and if it had been reported stolen prior to the incident, have not been released.
Corbin acknowledged the limited information available, noting that detectives are actively attempting to uncover the facts of the case.