Woman says she was kidnapped and raped for three days

In Detroit, a panicked woman ran to a neighbor's house begging the homeowner to call 911, telling her she was kidnapped and raped for days.

Police are looking into the case but investigators say her details keep changing.

Resident Barbara Sims was getting her grand kids off to school Tuesday morning when a woman ran up crying and calling for help. She needed a phone.

"If that happened to you you could have been killed," said resident Barbara Sims, who helped the woman. "That's what I told her." 

Neighbors didn't know what was going on, but Barbara let her call police.

"After she was kidnapped, she was restrained," Craig said. "She was forced ingestion of drugs, it is unknown what type at this point.  And then sexually assaulted repeated times."

The woman, who told Barbara she was 29-years-old, said she'd been abducted but she also told Barbara she had willingly gone with the men in their car after leaving her own vehicle at Eight Mile and John R.

"They didn't make her get into the car, she got in on her own," Barbara said. "She said they were nice guys, she said they were black guys with braids."

"She had a white string on her arm," Sims said. "She said she had been tied up and raped for three days. I asked her where. She said, 'Next street from here.'"

"Very shocking yes," said neighbor Bill Brown. "A white woman in a black neighborhood,  very shocking."

Detroit police say this is still very much under investigation.

"Several suspects, unknown descriptions," Craig said. "Very early in the investigation."
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