Southern California native kidnapped for ransom in Vallejo, police say

VALLEJO, Calif. (KABC) -- Vallejo police are asking for the public's help in locating 29-year-old Denise Huskins who was reportedly kidnapped for ransom.

Huskins' boyfriend reported her abduction around 1:55 p.m. Monday. He told police that Huskins was forcibly taken against her will from her Mare Island home early Monday morning and that a ransom demand had been made.

He called police several hours after she disappeared, but police have not explained why it took him so long to report the crime. Police are interviewing her boyfriend, 30-year-old Aaron Quinn, but they don't consider him a suspect or a person of interest.

Police say they found Huskins' car, a white 2000 Toyota Camry with California license plate No. 4GQA436, at an undisclosed location in Vallejo. Investigators believe her car was taken from the block where she was abducted.

Huskins was employed as a physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo and had previously worked at Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Valencia, according to her Facebook page. The Southern California native moved to Vallejo from Toluca Lake in June 2014.

Her parents live in Huntington Beach, where Huskins grew up, but were not home when Eyewitness News tried to get in touch with them. Her father spoke at a press conference up north earlier on Monday, and he is helping in the search for his daughter.

"My biggest fear is the horrors that might be going through. That's my biggest fear, is that she's going through such horror. She doesn't deserve that," Mike Huskins said.

At a news conference in Vallejo Monday night, police said they are focusing their search for her on the straits surrounding Mare Island because an object was found.

"The intention is for the dive team to go into the water and discover, or I should say to look at what this object that they've discovered to be. And at this point we have no idea what that is," said Vallejo Police Department Lt. Kenny Park.

Authorities did not give a reason as to why her boyfriend waited so long to report her disappearance, but did say he is cooperating with investigators. No suspects have been named.

More than 100 people are participating in the search effort, including FBI agents.

Anyone with information on this investigation was urged to contact the Vallejo Police Department at (707) 648-4524.

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