Woman kidnapped while house-sitting in Oak Park located; suspect still at large

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OAK PARK, Ill. — A woman who police say was kidnapped while house-sitting in Oak Park late Sunday has been found, but authorities are still searching for the ex-boyfriend who’s suspected of abducting her.

Police believe Sherman Henderson, 31, kidnapped a 30-year-old woman, who was located at a suburban hospital, safe and receiving medical care, Oak Park officials said.

Police responded to the 600 block of Forest Avenue at 11:50 p.m. Sunday after a witness called 911 to report he'd seen a woman being forced into what's believed to be a silver 2006 Dodge Magnum, which then fled southbound on Forest. Officers arriving on the scene found that a rear door of the residence had been forced open.

A River Forest Police officer observed the car traveling westbound on Chicago Avenue, but its driver eluded an attempted traffic stop. However, the officer did get the license plate number: K134 338.

He was last seen traveling westbound on North Avenue near Wolf Road in Northlake.

Henderson has been arrested previously for domestic battery and unlawful use of a weapon. He is described as 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing 201 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Henderson owns a white, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro with Illinois license plate number R995300. The silver Dodge is registered to a known acquaintance of Henderson.

Anyone who spots the suspect should dial 911 immediately.

You can also report tips anonymously to police by calling (708) 434-1636 or by going online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.