UPDATE: Missing LaGrange woman has been found

LaGrange County, Ind. After being missing for more than 24 hours, a LaGrange County woman has been found. However, police are still searching for her kidnapper.

Jennifer Bitzel, 28, went missing after she was attacked at a home in the 3000 block of County Road 800 East.

Police say she was beaten then driven away by a man who threatened to kill her. Bitzel was forced into a 2001 silver Pontiac Grand Prix with Indiana license plate number 543AIB.

Her two young children were left behind.

Bitzel was found early Friday morning in Rome City, about 30 miles east of Goshen.

Police have not been able to track down Bitzel’s kidnapper, Steven Gose, 43, and he is still considered armed and dangerous.

It appears that several individuals helped Steven Gose, 43, transport and hide Bitzel.
Anyone with information should call 911 or the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at (260) 463-7491.

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