FBI looks for more possible victims after woman escapes from cinder block cell in Oregon
August 3, 2023
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man who posed as an undercover police officer kidnapped a woman in Seattle, drove her hundreds of miles to his home in Oregon and locked her in a cinder block cell until she bloodied her hands breaking the door to escape, the FBI said Wednesday.
Negasi Zuberi, 29, faces federal charges that include interstate kidnapping, and authorities said they are looking for additional victims after linking him to violent sexual assaults in at least four more states.
''This woman was kidnapped, chained, sexually assaulted, and locked in a cinderblock cell,'' Stephanie Shark, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Portland field office, said in a news release. ''Police say she beat the door with her hands until they were bloody in order to break free. Her quick thinking and will to survive may have saved other women from a similar nightmare.''