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75-Year-Old Woman Beaten, Bound, Gagged

California authorities say a 75-year-old woman is expected to make a full recovery after a two-day kidnapping ordeal during which she was beaten, bound and gagged in El Cajon, California.

Authorities say three people are under arrest after police pulled the woman's car over for speeding early Wednesday and found her in the back of the station wagon.

Police say the victim had also been without food or water for two days.

A sheriff's lieutenant says a shovel also was found in the car and "she may have been on the way to her death."

The woman told deputies one of her kidnappers was a salesman from a carpet company who sold her a $2,000 vacuum. She said he came back later, choked her until she passed out, tied her hands and feet and gagged her mouth with duct tape.


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