A woman being held captive is rescued after leaving notes in public restrooms

A woman being held captive is rescued after leaving notes in public restrooms

Notes left on scraps of paper in public restrooms helped Pennsylvania authorities track down and rescue a woman held captive for months.

In the first note discovered last Thursday in a Walmart in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, police said the woman wrote a man sexually and physically assaulted her. The woman said she was being held against her will, urged any readers to call 911, included an address, and warned that the man had a knife. Police investigated the address listed on the note. However, no one answered. 

Another note was found two days later, in the women’s bathroom at the Fallingwater museum in Mill Run. This note explained the woman had been held captive since May 1 of this year. The second note prompted authorities to return to the residence with a SWAT team. 

Authorities saved the woman and arrested the man she described in the notes. Corey Brewer, 38, of Pittsburgh, was charged with multiple crimes, including sexual assault, strangulation, and unlawful restraint. Authorities have not released the woman’s name or details about the condition in which she was found.

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