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Woman beaten unconscious, put in car and driven away from Dayton gas station found alive

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:20 p.m.:

Dayton police have said the woman who was involved in a violent assault at gas station earlier this week was found safe.

The department announced the woman was found alive on their social media.

Further details were not made available.

We will continue to follow this story.

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INITIAL REPORT:

Dayton police are asking for the public’s help after an “extremely violent’ assault happened at a gas station in the city earlier this week.

As reported on News Center 7 at 5:00, the attack happened Monday night a the United Dairy Farmers gas station at 1943 E. Siebenthaler Avenue.

Police said a man and woman arrived at the gas station in a dark-colored GMC SUV together. An argument broke out inside the vehicle and that’s when the victim got out of the SUV and started to walk away. That’s when the attack occurred.

The man beat the woman, knocked her out, and stood on her neck with his full weight. Police said she may have also had her arm or leg run over by the then-driveress SUV before the man put her back in the vehicle.

“We can say when she was placed in the vehicle, she appeared to be unconscious. Her body was lifeless,” Major Brian Johns said on Friday, noting police are very concerned for her safety.

When they left the gas station, the SUV eventually got on southbound Interstate 75.

Police asked for help identifying both the suspect and victim in this incident at a press conference Friday afternoon. Around two hours after the press conference, police said they located the suspect.

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Maj. John said the man, who is from Lima, was arrested in Lima. His SUV was also found, but the victim is still missing.

The victim has been described as a woman in her late 20s to early 30s. She’s between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall and has blonde hair. She was last seen in an animal print dress and a black jacket.

If you have any information about the victim or anything else about the incident, you can contact Dayton Police at (937) 333-2677 or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-7867.

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