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Palmdale woman found safe after kidnapping

February 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Palmdale woman who was kidnapped by her estranged husband has been found safe by sheriff's officials.

Authorities tracked her down by using the signal from her cellular phone. She was being held at a motel in Santa Clarita.

Her husband, Sergio Ramirez, abducted the woman from a home in the 3500 block of Apollo Place at about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, said officials.

Relatives of the woman told authorities that the couple had a history of domestic violence.

Ramirez was arrested and booked on suspicion of spousal assault and kidnapping. He was being held on $100,000 bail.

City News Service contributed to this report.