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Reported abduction of woman in New Port Richey remains a mystery

NEW PORT RICHEY

Reported abduction remains a mystery

Detectives are still trying to figure out what happened to a woman found lost in Starkey Park Friday night.

Christina Nardi, 34, said she was at a 7-Eleven on Ridge Road and was abducted at gunpoint by a man who forced her in her car and drove her to Starkey Park.

A friend of Nardi's got text messages of her kidnapping, demanding a ransom. Authorities traced the texts to the park, where Nardi and her car were found.

Nardi had her cell phone, but never called 911, said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

The texts had been deleted from the phone. She refused to allow her blood to be drawn to test for drugs.

Nardi, who lives in Holiday, couldn't remember when she was taken.

Doll said investigators are reviewing video footage from the gas station.

But, at this point, "there is no evidence of an abduction," Doll said.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Wesley Chapel man faces sex charges

Andrew J. Foster, 28, was arrested Friday on accusations he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy.

Foster, of 3836 Alice Drive, is charged with lewd and lascivious battery and was released from jail Saturday on $10,000 bail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Father is accused of hitting son in head

Authorities say George E. Williams, 35, grabbed his 8-year-old son, threw him against a wall and hit him on the head with a speaker.

Williams, of 6614 Trichel Lane, was arrested Friday and is charged with child abuse.

He remains in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Reported abduction of woman in New Port Richey remains a mystery 06/06/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:45pm]
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