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Couple Abduct Girls; Kill 1, Wound Other

September 20, 1987|From A Times Staff Writer

A middle-aged couple in a motor home abducted two Chatsworth girls Saturday and shot them, killing a 14-year-old and wounding her 13-year-old friend, Los Angeles police reported.

The body of the dead girl, who had been shot in the head, was found stuffed in the trunk of a green Ford station wagon abandoned on Woolsey Canyon Road near Valley Circle Drive. The wounded girl was found by a passing motorist about 1 a.m. as she walked dazed down a road in Chatsworth.

She was taken to a hospital in Canoga Park for treatment of a minor wound, a hospital spokesman said.

Walking Home

Police Lt. Warren Knowles said the girls lived on opposite sides of a block and that one was walking the other home about 12:30 a.m when they were forced into a motor home by a couple who then drove them to the station wagon about six miles away and shot them, Knowles said.

The wounded girl told police that the couple talked about cocaine and Knowles said it was believed the couple was using the drug.

The suspects were described as a man in his mid-50s, with grayish-white hair, 5-feet-9, 170 pounds and wearing only blue jeans. His companion was described as a thin woman in her 40s, 5-feet-4, with brown, straight shoulder-length hair, wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a dark vest or sweater.

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