Police searching for alleged abductor of LaGrange woman

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

LaGrange, Ind. The search continued Saturday night for the alleged abductor of a LaGrange County woman who went missing for more than 24 hours this week.

Investigators say Jennifer Bitzel, 28, was brutally attacked on Wednesday in a home in the 3000 block of CR 600 East.

Police believe she was severely beaten, and then driven away by Steven Gose, 43, who allegedly threatened to kill her.

She was found safe Friday morning in Rome City but Gose is still on the run.

He's five-foot-ten and 175 pounds, and may have cut his hair and shaved off his facial hair since the above photo was taken.

On Friday, a judge issued three additional warrants for his arrest in connection with this case for criminal confinement, domestic battery and strangulation

Gose also has outstanding warrants for parole violations and is believed to be armed and dangerous, so don't approach him.

Anyone with information should call 911, or the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department at 260-463-7491.

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