WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -
What looked like a lead in an attempted child kidnapping in Worcester has hit a dead-end.
Worcester police said the attempted abduction happened just before 7 a.m. Monday. A 14-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop when a white van pulled up. The girl told police there were two men inside and they kept trying to get her to get in the van. She said she was almost attacked by a dog after she wouldn't get in.
Worcester police have been very aggressive about investigating this case and for a while they thought they had a good lead.
Authorities seized a white van that matched the description and questioned the owner, a young woman. However, shortly after, she was released and cleared of any connection with the case.
Worcester police are still investigating the incident and have increased patrols during the hours when kids are going to and from school.
“That is scary. I, you know that's why I come to pick up my child. You know, because I can't trust anybody when she is walking home alone,” said Yaritza Gonzalez, parent.
“Anytime there is more police out that gives a little bit more safety factor to the children and for the parents' benefit as well,” said Roy O’Connell, parent.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Worcester police at (508) 799-8600.
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