Woman shows up unharmed, tells Council Bluffs police she was not kidnapped

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A 58-year-old woman who was thought to have been kidnapped walked into Council Bluffs police headquarters on Sunday, apparently unharmed.

Council Bluffs police had been searching for Kimberly Bovee, who was last seen Saturday after being pulled from a pickup truck near 24th Street and Richard Downing Avenue. Authorities also were looking for Eric Myers, her alleged assailant.

Bovee told police Sunday that she was not taken against her will and she reported no injuries, according to a statement from the Council Bluffs Police Department.

An investigation began Saturday shortly before 4 p.m. when officers were told that a man was seen hanging out a pickup truck window, with the vehicle traveling into a field. Investigators learned that three people had been involved in a disturbance at a business.

Two people left in a pickup, and a third jumped into the pickup bed as the vehicle left the parking lot, said Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Jill Knotek. As the pickup was moving down the road, the man in the pickup bed entered the cab and assaulted the driver, Knotek said.

The driver pulled over, and the suspect forced Bovee out of the vehicle and into a wooded area, the sergeant said. Officers searched the area for several hours with the help of a police dog and the Omaha police helicopter but were unable to find either Bovee or Myers.

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