FBI investigating third case of attempted child abduction in NE Ohio

FBI investigating third case of attempted child abduction in Northeast Ohio

The FBI is looking into three cases of someone trying to grab a child in Northeast Ohio, including an attempted child abduction in North Ridgeville last year.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - So far, no arrests have been made.

It's the third incident the FBI has zeroed-in on after a 6-year-old girl was taken from her Cleveland home, held for 17 hours, then dropped off on a street more than 3 miles away.

The FBI call this guy walking behind the girl's house in an alley a person of interest.

In Elyria, Feds are also looking for this man who tried but wasn't able to kidnap a 10-year-old girl in February. The suspect has been linked to the 6-year-old abduction in Cleveland.

We tracked down the FBI and asked why look at the North Ridgeville case now?

"This is just another case that we are reviewing," Vickie Anderson with the FBI said. "Seeing if there is any connection. Right now we don't have this individual in custody."

The FBI isn't giving us any details on the attempted abduction and so far the North Ridgeville Police aren't releasing much, either.

Cleveland 19 News wants to know: Could the lack of details mean the Feds have some good leads on who tried to grab a child in North Ridgeville, but so far not a solid case to make an arrest?

"We would ask the public to look at the sketch," Anderson said. "Look at the video of the man walking in the alley we released a view days ago. The composite sketch we released yesterday and tell us if you know who that individual is."

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