Attempted Abduction Prompts Warning to Parents

OLIN, Iowa – An attempted abduction prompted a warning to parents in Jones County school districts.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says a man in a white sedan approached a 12 year-old girl walking home from Olin School Monday afternoon. The man asked the girl if she needed a ride home and told her to get in the car. The girl ran away and got help. Attempts to find the car were unsuccessful.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspect, who is described as a white man in his early 30s, 6'0" tall, 200 pounds and a medium build. He has a colorful sleeve tattoo on his arm. He was driving a white sedan, possibly a newer Toyota, with a license plate containing "R47". Anyone with information should contact the Jones County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, Olin schools sent a letter home to parents warning of the attempted abduction and asking they be extra alert. Anamosa Schools sent home a similar letter as a precaution, given the district's proximity to Tuesday's incident.
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