Hawaii Island mother wants 'justice' for alleged kidnapping of daughter
She says her daughter is safe now but is traumatized and badly injured from the incident.
A Hawaii Island woman is safe after an alleged kidnapping at gunpoint.
We spoke to the victim's mother, who said her daughter, Rochelle Guyer, was beaten with a crowbar and then shoved into the trunk of a car.
Agnes Nathaniel says her daughter didn't think she would make it out of the ordeal alive. She says Guyer is safe now but is traumatized and badly injured from the incident.
Nathaniel says her daughter was kidnapped from her Puna home around 9 a.m. Saturday and was later brought back home by the suspects, bloody and with all her hair cut off. Guyer was then transported by ambulance to the emergency room where she was treated for gashes to her head and neck.
Nathaniel says a witness to the kidnapping knew one of the four suspects and identified her. She then took that information from the witness and immediately began circulating it on social media.
She says she is frustrated that the police didn't act fast enough and says the reason why the suspects released her daughter is because of all the social media attention.
Nathaniel says her biggest concern is that the suspects -- Joshua Sosa, 25; Nicole Nasario, 26; Claude Carvalho, 32; and Paul Alisa, 34 -- are still at large. "They might go after her again, and this time, make sure there are no witnesses.
"These are criminals," she said. "They have criminal records. I was told they've done things to others and people don't call the police department because they are afraid of them.
"I am not afraid of these people. I am going to do everything I can for my daughter. I want justice," she said.
There is no known motive for the alleged kidnapping.
One of the suspects, Alisa, turned himself into police and was later released, pending further investigation.
At last report, police still consider the suspects-at-large armed and dangerous. They were last reported in a 1998 maroon Toyota Corolla, license plate HCD 702, with a rear window either broken or missing.
If you have any information on the suspects' whereabouts, call police at 965-2716