UPDATE: Latanya Henry found after abduction at St. Pete apartment complex, investigation ongoing

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St. Petersburg, Florida -- UPDATE: St. Pete Police say the woman thought to have been abducted outside her sister's apartment complex Monday morning has been found safe.

Police were investigating the possible abduction of 33-year-old Latanya Henry around 8:25 a.m. at the Boca Ciega Apartments on 37th Street South.

Henry's sister told police she saw Henry pull up to her apartment in her 2009 Chevrolet Malibu to pick her up to run errands. When Henry got out of her car, she walked over to a silver-colored Toyota Camry parked a few spaces over.

Henry appeared to be having a conversation with someone inside the car when the sister said she saw the person in the Camry reach out and grab Henry who began to struggle.

The sister said she ran outside to help, but by the time she got downstairs, the Camry had left, apparently with Henry inside. Henry's car was left in the lot with the keys in the ignition, the engine running and her personal belongings left on the front seat.

After an interview with Henry, police say the men pulled her inside the car because she knew a man they had a dispute with- possibly over narcotics- and they wanted her to help them find him. 

Though the men did not harm Henry, they did hold her against her will as they drove to several locations throughout Pinellas County in search of the man. 

According to police, Henry was finally able to jump out of the car near a business in Largo. The men drove away, and she ran inside the business and called her family immediately.

Her family picked her up and took her to the police station so she could report what happened. According to officials, Henry does not know any of the men involved in her abduction. 

Due to the ongoing investigation, additional details regarding their identities, and the reason for the abduction are being withheld.

Earlier, police said the only information they had regarding a suspect description was that the man who grabbed Henry was a black male passenger in the Camry. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2012-2013 Toyota Camry 4-door, possibly silver in color with dark tint and factory rims.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.

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