Colleen Stan, 20, abducted in ‘Girl in the Box’ case 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1977)

Video: ‘The Girl in the Box | Colleen Stan’

(Thursday, May 19, 1977, 5:33 p.m. EDT) — In what became known as the “Girl in the Box” case, 20-year-old Colleen Stan, hitchhiking from her home in Eugene, Oregon, to a friend’s home in northern California, where she was heading to attend a birthday party, was abducted today by a couple she’d accepted a ride from and imprisoned as a sex slave for the next seven years.

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