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Johnson County Sheriff's Office hopes new information leads to justice for kidnapped deputy

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Investigators have since learned from car dealers that it is a Mazda 3, 4-door Sedan, a 2015 or 2016 model, in a color called Deep Crystal Blue, which can look dark blue to purple in different lighting. (Johnson County Sheriff's Office) Investigators have since learned from car dealers that it is a Mazda 3, 4-door Sedan, a 2015 or 2016 model, in a color called Deep Crystal Blue, which can look dark blue to purple in different lighting. (Johnson County Sheriff's Office)
GARDNER, KS (KCTV) -

New evidence released on Monday could help the Johnson County Sheriff's Office find the suspects who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a county deputy. 

The deputy, who is in her 20s, was abducted outside the jail in Olathe at 11:30 p.m. Friday

She worked in central booking. She was in the car for two hours, with her face covered, sexually assaulted by both men, and finally released in Lee's Summit.

Investigators have no evidence they were targeting her by name or occupation but think they followed her from a QuikTrip down the street.

"I told these gentlemen that we will not rest until we have brought these two to justice," said Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning. 

During the weekend, the sheriff's office released images of the suspects' vehicle. 

Investigators have since learned from car dealers that it is a Mazda 3, 4-door Sedan, a 2015 or 2016 model, in a color called Deep Crystal Blue, which can look dark blue to purple in different lighting.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office also said the deputy had a pink Nike duffle bag with her. Officials say she had the bag with her when she was forced into the vehicle but did not take it with her when she was released. 

Investigators are asking people to be on the lookout for these items.

A forensic exam with the victim indicated two male DNA profiles. They've been entered into a national criminal DNA database known as CODIS. But so far, there's been no match.

The deputy, while her face was covered, did capture glimpses of the men and said they looked to be in their late teens to early 20s, white and clean cut.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp said the deputy was dropped just a half a mile away from the department's headquarters. 

"She got dropped off in a very dark, remote location and she just started walking toward the light,” Sharp said. "It was very fortunate that we had somebody there that was able to bring her in and make her feel safe again. I can't imagine what she went through. I know that she had to be terrified."

On Tuesday, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office hopes to release composite sketches. 

If you have any information regarding the vehicle and/or the suspect, please contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-522-0231 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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