Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's Bank Card Used in Maryland Days After Her Abduction

A bank card belonging to a woman abducted Sunday night from a Philadelphia street was used Tuesday ...


A bank card belonging to a woman abducted Sunday night from a Philadelphia street was used Tuesday morning in Maryland, police said.

Detectives said security images showed a man using Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's card at 6 a.m. at an ATM just off a highway exit for Aberdeen, about 75 miles from Philadelphia.

Chief Inspector Dennis Wilson said Philadelphia police were working with Maryland authorities and the FBI to search the area.




It was a fresh lead in a case that quickly gained attention after police released black-and-white surveillance video showing the 22-year-old woman flailing in vain as a man rushed her along a sidewalk to a parked car.

The FBI said Tuesday it would offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect. Local officials previously pledged $17,000 in rewards.

"Our goal is the safe return of Carlesha to her family and friends," Christian Zajac, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia office, said at a news conference.

Several of Freeland-Gaither's relatives also spoke. Her grandmother Ana Mulero said the missing woman had lived with her in Maryland for several years and still had acquaintances there.

"Just return her to us, to her family," Mulero said. "We need her."

Police have circulated this video of her abduction.


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