Peel police say the 23-year-old woman who was believed to have been kidnapped from a residence on Adventura Drive in Brampton managed to escape her perpetrator and arrived at a police station by taxi.
Police confirmed Monday night that Salina Ouk had been safely located but that the suspect, 21-year-old Kwami Garwood, was still at large.
Const. Sean Gormley says Ouk walked herself into a Brampton police station, located at 22 division, around 7:30 p.m. last night.
“We allege she had the opportunity to escape her captor,” said Gormley on Tuesday.
Gormley says investigators are still searching for Garwood, who faces a warrant for his arrest as well as a slew of charges including kidnapping, forcible confinement, and aggravated assault.
“Mr. Garwood still remains outstanding. His whereabouts are unknown and we do consider him armed and dangerous.”
Investigators allege that Ouk, who was engaged in a relationship with Garwood, was treated for injuries described as not life-threatening but significant in nature.
Police say the incident began just before 3:00 a.m. Sunday when they received numerous calls about a man “screaming and banging on doors” outside a Brampton residence.
According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), police entered the home and made their way to the garage area where they discovered a man in the driver’s seat of a car with a woman in the back seat.
The suspect fled the area in a vehicle with Ouk inside, who investigators believe was being held against her will by Garwood.
On Sunday, police recovered a black Honda Civic.
Investigators said that both the victim and the suspect travelled in a taxi to the area of Ruddington Drive and Bayview Avenue in Toronto at approximately 4:00 a.m.
Shortly afterward, a red or orange Kia Soul was observed entering a parking lot at 3230 Bayview Avenue in Toronto, which is also in the area of Ruddington Drive and Bayview Avenue.
Gormley says that the vehicle is no longer relevant to the investigation.
Police said Garwood is known to them and wanted on four outstanding warrants throughout the GTA, including a first-degree murder warrant in July 2020.
The victim is not known to investigators.
Police are encouraging Garwood to speak with legal counsel and make arrangements to surrender.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Peel police.