A massive search is underway near Imperial for a 38-year-old Lincoln man and a woman he is believed to have kidnapped.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports Dwayne Lawrence allegedly kidnapped 38-year-old Julie Hanes in Lincoln Saturday.
Early Sunday morning, an officer in Imperial on foot patrol spotted a car which matched the description of the car involved in the kidnapping driving in western Imperial. Later in the morning, a farmer called the Imperial Police Department to report he found a 1998 gold Chrysler abandoned on a road at the end of an irrigated farm field. The two are believed to be on foot.
A search of the area began immediately that included a Nebraska State Patrol helicopter, K-9 units and officers from the NSP, Imperial Police Department and Chase County Sheriff’s Office. The search includes an eight mile area approximately two miles west of Imperial.
The patrol asks that residents in the surrounding area stay vigilant and call 911 to report any suspicious activity.