Woman at center of possible Mt. Juliet kidnapping found safe in Nashville

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman at the center of a possible kidnapping in Mt. Juliet has been found safe in Nashville.

Police say dispatchers received a 911 call from a 53-year-old woman saying she was being held against her will by her ex-boyfriend and that her life was being threatened. The call was made while she was traveling in a car on Interstate 40 westbound through Mt. Juliet toward Nashville. Dispatchers lost contact with the caller and officers later found her phone on the side of I-40.

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While on the call, the woman was in distress and was involved in a struggle with someone. While screaming for her life, her phone was taken and thrown out of the car’s window, according to police.

The victim has ties to the La Vergne and Dallas, Texas area. Police said they were very concerned for her well-being and safety and were not sure where she was taken against her will.

Just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, Mt. Juliet police announced that the victim had been found safe in Nashville and that the investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe she might have been a victim of domestic violence.

EDITORS NOTE: An earlier version of this story featured the victim’s name and photo. Because she is a possible domestic violence victim, News 2 has retracted these to protect her identity and privacy.

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