An Independence woman, 20, who had been reported kidnapped in a home invasion near U.S. 24 and Sterling Avenue Saturday evening was located and is safe, Independence Police say. The police are investigating, and no suspects were in custody overnight.


Several response calls came in after media reported on an alleged home invasion and kidnapping in Independence Saturday evening, and the victim was found.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, appeared to be in good health and she is now back home with her family, Independence Police Department spokesman Tom Gentry said in a news release..

Police are still investigating, Gentry said, and it is unknown at this time what charges may be pending.  No suspects were in custody overnight.