The Vermont State Police is assisting federal law-enforcement authorities investigating a kidnapping that was interrupted Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at the U.S. border with Canada on Interstate 89.

State police investigators are asking that anyone who saw something out of the ordinary at the Exit 16 Champlain Farms or Maplefields convenience stores in Colchester between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. Thursday contact the authorities.

The kidnapping was reported in Connecticut when the suspect, 19-year-old Christopher Jesus Constanzo, abducted and sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female victim. Constanzo is then reported to have held the victim in the trunk of his car while he drove from Connecticut toward the U.S. border crossing in Highgate Springs, Vermont.[…]

Kidnapper raped 16-year-old, stuffed her in trunk: police — Vermont Daily Chronicle