Police find car used in Vancouver kidnapping

Police find car used in Vancouver kidnapping

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by kgw.com Staff

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 3:34 PM

VANCOUVER -- The vehicle used in the kidnapping, robbing and shooting an Oregon man last month has been found by police, but one suspect still remains on the loose, investigators said Tuesday.

A Vancouver patrol officer spotted the abandoned vehicle in a parking lot between the Motel 6 and Extended Stay in the 200 block of Northeast Chkalov Drive. It was seized as evidence and will be searched for clues.

The victim staggered nearly a mile on November 28 to seek help after getting shot in the hands, elbow, stomach, shoulder and head, court documents said.

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He told police he had driven to east Vancouver, then was kidnapped, driven to Vancouver Lake Park, robbed and shot.

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He was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with gunshot wounds, but was expected to survive. His identity was not released.

Suspect JoAnna Speaks was arrested Monday in the case.  The second suspect, Pedro Godiniez Jr., remains at large.  Police said he is 5-foot-10, weighs around 220 pounds and has tattoos that include “Mariana” on the right side of his head, “Monica” on the right side of his neck, “Baby” on his right forearm, and “Silent” on his left forearm. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Monday in court, a Clark County prosecutor said Speaks first lured the victim to her apartment as part of the plot.

Speaks said she planned to hire her own attorney and her bail was set at $250,000.  She faces several charges, including attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery.  She was placed on suicide watch as she awaits her arraignment later this month.

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