State Police: Teen abducted in Luzerne County has been found, suspect killed


UPDATE: Troopers in Luzerne County say deadly force was used against alleged abductor Jordan Oliver. The 20-year-old allegedly held 15-year-old Samara Derwin in a wooded area in Hanover Township after stealing a police vehicle in Nanticoke.

Police say Oliver initially held the teen at knifepoint Sunday afternoon at Nanticoke High School. She escaped and was placed in a Nanticoke police cruiser as officers tried to arrest Oliver. But Oliver sprayed mace during a struggle and fled with the marked cruiser and girl. An Amber Alert issued Sunday has been canceled.

UPDATE: State Police say the teenager who was abducted has been found safe.


NANTICOKE, Pa. (WHTM) – An Amber Alert was issued after State Police say a teen was abducted by a man in a stolen police cruiser in Luzerne County.

Samara Derwin, 16, was last seen near Nanticoke High School.

State Police say she was abducted by Jordan Oliver, 20.

He was driving a stolen marked 2014 Ford Interceptor Nanticoke Police cruiser with PA Registration MG5473H-PA.

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