LONDON (AP) – A woman found bound in the trunk of her own car may have been there for well over a week, police in Scotland said Saturday.

Officers found Magdeline Makola, dehydrated and suffering from hypothermia, on Friday.

Police said the 38-year-old nurse had been restrained so she couldn’t escape and was wearing pajamas when two officers discovered her in the Vauxhall Astra in Airdrie, east of Glasgow. The officers had heard cries coming from the car and then broke into the vehicle to access the trunk and free her.

Police had been searching for Makola in Airdrie because they had tracked transactions made with her bank card to the area.

Chief Inspector Tommy Tague, of Lothian and Borders Police, said officers believed Makola could have been in the trunk for up to 10 days.

Tague said there was no apparent motive for the abduction. Police say they are looking for one of Makola’s acquaintances in connection with the case. They did not identify the man.


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