New Details Released In Ryan Rodriquez Kidnapping Case - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

New Details Released In Ryan Rodriquez Kidnapping Case

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

The Fresno County Sheriff's Department is releasing more details about the kidnapping of Ryan Rodriquez.

Detectives say Rodriquez was imprisoned during the 5–days he was missing. Investigators also say this is an unusual case and one of them told KMPH Fox 26 that in his 23–years with the Sheriff's Department he's never seen anything like it.

"We didn't have anything pointing to a kidnapping," says Lt. Mark Padilla, "There were not ransom demands or things of that nature that you would normally see associated with a kidnapping case."

Lt. Padilla adds detectives didn't know the missing person case would turn into a kidnapping until Rodriquez turned up in Kerman Wednesday night.

Lt. Padilla says Rodriquez told investigators he was working in Huron last Friday, pumping water into his truck when 3 men with guns kidnapped him. Detectives say there was not a struggle and the 32–year old says the 3 men that took him drove a silver four door Honda Civic. He also says there might have been a van. Investigators say that Rodriquez's eyes were covered, so he didn't see much.

"They provided him snacks at times to eat. He did not appear to be the victim of any abuse or physically assaulted or anything," says Lt. Padilla, "However, I'm sure it's a very terrifying experience for him as well."

Lt. Padilla says they are looking for 3–men. He says one of them might have a rose tattoo on the right side of his neck. The descriptions of the other 2 men are vague.

Investigators say they're looking at the backgrounds of everyone Rodriquez is associated with, so they can figure why he was kidnapped.

"We don't believe it is a completely random act that Ryan was selected, but still something we need to actively discover," says Lt. Padilla.

Detectives say they think the reason Rodriquez was let go is because there was so much attention on the case. In the beginning his family spoke with us, they also started a Facebook page and passed out flyers.

Rodriquez's family also offered a $20,000 reward for the tip leading to his return. The next day they upped that amount to $100,000. The Sheriff's Department says it's up to Rodriquez's family to decide if anyone will get that reward.

If you have any information on the men that kidnapped Rodriquez you are asked to call "Crimestoppers" at 559-498-STOP.

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