A woman managed to escape from what the authorities describe as a makeshift “dungeon” built of cinder blocks in an Oregon man’s home in Klamath Falls. The suspect, 29-year-old Oregon man Negasi Zuberi, has been taken into federal custody on charges of kidnapping and sexual assault after the victim, who hails from Seattle, bravely managed to break free.
Woman’s Courageous Escape From Oregon Man’s Home
According to CNN, the incident occurred on July 15 when Oregon man Zuberi traveled from Klamath Falls to Seattle and posed as an undercover police officer to deceive a prostitute. He brandished a Taser, handcuffed, and shackled her before forcing her into his car.
During the long journey back to his home, the victim reported that she was sexually assaulted. It was only during this drive that she discovered the plan through a map application on Oregon man Zuberi’s phone, realizing she was being kidnapped.
Upon reaching his residence, Oregon man Zuberi confined the woman to a cinder block cell in his garage, which he secured with a metal door locked from the outside.
The courageous victim managed to break free from her confinement by repeatedly banging on the door until she was able to escape through a small opening. She then sought help from a passing motorist who called 911, and she was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital.
Following a standoff in Reno, Nevada, detectives tracked down and arrested Oregon man Zuberi, who was later found to be in possession of the victim’s purse and other evidence related to the crime.
Oregon Man Arrested
The suspect, 29-year-old Oregon man Negasi Zuberi, has been taken into federal custody on charges of kidnapping and sexual assault after the victim, who hails from Seattle, bravely managed to break free.
According to the FBI Portland Field Office’s news release, Oregon man Zuberi’s criminal activities span several states, with evidence linking him to violent assaults in at least four locations.
Investigators suspect that Oregon man Zuberi targeted sex workers or roommates in various states, employing deceptive tactics, drug use, and posing as law enforcement to gain control over his victims.
Investigators now believe that there may be other victims who have yet to come forward.
Authorities are concerned that there may be numerous unreported incidents and are seeking the public’s help to bring justice to all victims. The nation is reminded of the importance of vigilance and reporting suspicious activities to protect vulnerable individuals from falling prey to such heinous crimes.
The FBI urges anyone with information about Oregon man Zuberi’s activities or potential victims to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.