Madelyn Allen, a college student from Utah who went missing, has been ‘found naked and alive in a man’s basement,’ according to reports.
The 19-year-old, who attends Snow College, in Ephraim, was allegedly ‘held captive’ by Brent Neil Brown in his home for days after they met online, reports KSTU.
It’s believed the 39-year-old is now facing numerous charges, including aggravated kidnapping, rape, object rape, and obstruction of justice.
At a press conference held on the case, Snow College police chief Derek Walk stated: “We don’t have a lot of information about him.
“We don’t know how extensive his relationship or her knowledge of him is thus far.”
According to papers obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune, the student met Brown in an online chatroom and he then picked up her on December 13.
Court documents claim that the following day, fellow students realised she hadn’t turned up and they reported her missing.
Security footage from the college was then checked and it showed Allen leaving her dorm while holding onto a plastic bag.
In the days after her alleged kidnapping, it’s believed Brown became increasingly violent but did allow the student to message her family once on December 14.
It’s been claimed that he then took her phone and wallet and made sure she was tied up while he went to work.
Reportedly, Allen was finally tracked down through the use of cellphone tower information, which revealed she was in a town called Loa which has around 500 residents.
It’s believed that when officers knocked on Brown’s door, he claimed he was alone. However, Allen was then found in a basement room.
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