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Boston man accused of kidnapping after missing wife was found living in his apartment: police



The police arrested a suspect in Boston who allegedly kidnapped a young woman who disappeared over the weekend and was found living in the man's home on Tuesday.

The arrest marked the end of an intense search for 23-year-old Olivia Ambrose, who disappeared on Saturday night after leaving the Hennessey's bar in the North End neighborhood of Boston.

Police arrested 38-year-old Victor Pena Tuesday night at his home in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, 3 miles north of the bar where Ambrose was last seen

  PHOTO: A Boston man was arrested on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, for alleged kidnapping of a young woman. Boston Police Department
A Boston man was arrested on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 for allegedly kidnapping a young woman.

Boston Police Department investigators claimed to have found evidence of Ambrose's cell phone, which led them into the suspect's home. They did not have to force entry; The suspect opened the door and the officers saw the victim in the house. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

She seemed to be in good health, police said. Officials gave no details about their emotional state.

"We are more than happy to have Livy home," said her mother Heather to ABV's daughter WCVB. "It's amazing, the Boston Police Department, as well as the MBTA, the transit police, and all of them, they could not do more and we just wanted to say thank you, you can not really describe it, but it's a huge relief, obviously."

Earlier this week, the authorities released a surveillance video from a Sunday at midnight, which showed Pena with his arm around Ambrose as they left the Bunker Hill Community MBTA Station in Charlestown. They were seen together about ten minutes later and the suspect seemed to be leading them, police said.

"Today is a good day, Miss Ambrose was found alive," said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross at a press conference Tuesday. "It's obvious from the surveillance video that she did not volunteer."

  PHOTO: An undated photo of Olivia Ambrose, 23, missing since January 19, 2019. Boston Police Department
An undated photo of Olivia Ambrose, 23, missing since Jan. 19, 2019.
  PHOTO: Police arrested a Boston on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Olivia Ambrose, of the Boston Police Department
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 , in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Olivia Ambrose,

. Ambrose's family said she was pleased with the news of the woman's safe recovery.

"The Ambrose family is so grateful for the monumental efforts of the Boston police and the MBTA and Transit police who have worked tirelessly to bring Olivia home over the past three days," said Gina Addis, a spokeswoman the family statement. "The Ambrose family is so grateful for all the efforts, prayers, and good wishes of their friends, family, and utter strangers who helped find Olivia."

The family especially thanked the staff of Hennessey & # 39; s Bar and the Ambrose employees who "took action and made a significant contribution to informing them about their disappearance."

The suspect is due to be tried on Wednesday, and the authorities said they could bring further charges against him, the department said. It was not clear if he had received a lawyer late Tuesday evening.

ABC News & # 39; Emily Shapiro and Darren Reynolds contributed to this report.


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