There are new developments in the alleged kidnapping case at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. Police are not revealing much information regarding the victim’s identity due to her safety and the integrity of the ongoing investigation, but we do know she was rescued and is now home.
UTPA Chief of Police Roger Lee Stearns has confirmed the female student was rescued late Wednesday night. She was found in good health resting at home.
Chief Stearns says that for the safety of the officers currently on the field, he cannot reveal whether any arrests have been made or will be made. He did however go over some details with us regarding the way the student was taken.
The tragic incident occurred on Lot T2, near the Education Building. That is a new parking lot that does not count with surveillance cameras. Chief Stern says they are now working to install them on all the parking lots on campus.
Salomon Ortiz is a math student and was back on campus today. He says even though the victim is now safe, he still fears for his safe and that of his family members who attend the school.
Chief Stearns also told us they have an escort system in place and have several programs for students to work along with the school pd for school safety. We will be on top of this case as it develops. If you have any information contact UTPA Police.
Victoria Acosta-Rubio, FOX 2 News.