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Abducted Frederick woman found

July 23, 2005

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick woman who was abducted Tuesday was found Thursday in Memphis, Texas, with the man who allegedly took her, police said.

The man, Hugo Arnaldo Aguilar-Mejia, 36, who lives in Palmdale, Calif., was being held as a fugitive in Texas, police said.

On Tuesday, Delmy Beatriz Rivera, 19, of 90 Waverly Drive, was seen screaming at and struggling with a man who then hit her in the face and forced her into a sport utility vehicle, Frederick Police said.

On Thursday, Frederick Police reported that Aguilar-Mejia's SUV was stopped for speeding in Texas.

Police said Rivera confirmed after the stop that she was abducted and held against her will.

Police said they will check with the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office about extraditing Aguilar-Mejia from Texas to Maryland.

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