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WPD Working on Kidnapping Case Seek Assistance from Local Businesses

For Immediate Release: 8/28/2017 4:15 pm

Worcester, MA (August 28, 2017) – Members of the Worcester Police Detective Bureau continue to work on the Kidnapping investigation involving the 7-year-old female. Detectives want to take this time and reach out to business owners in the Lincoln Street area and also to businesses in Shrewsbury that may have outside video. Detectives are urging those that have cameras to review their video from August 27th from 2:00 AM to 4:30 AM. Investigators are looking for any video footage that may have captured a light colored Saturn Ion that could have entered their parking lot during that time frame.

If anyone has information about this incident, or has video of the above mentioned request, you can contact Detective Lieutenant John Towns at (508) 799-8651. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at Anonymous calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

Original Press Release:

Seven-Year-Old Survives Ordeal, Worcester Man Arrested for Kidnapping

Worcester, MA (August 28, 2017) – On August 27th at about 4:00 AM, a seven-year-old female was found in Shrewsbury. She spoke to the Shrewsbury Police, which began a collaborative effort between the Shrewsbury PD, the Worcester PD, detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, and the Massachusetts State Police.

The seven-year-old was at a family party at her grandparents’ house on Forestdale Rd in Worcester. At about 2:30 AM, she was taken from the residence by a family friend without the permission of her parents. She was put in a car, strangled, and thrown off a bridge into Lake Quinsigamond. She survived the drop and swam to shore, where she was eventually discovered with visible, but not life-threatening injuries.

Joshua Hubert, thirty-five-years-old of 3 Bernice St, was arrested on Sunday at the Worcester Police Station and charged with Kidnapping, at this time. The investigation continues. He will be arraigned today in Worcester District Court.

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