Monday, September 11, 2006
Major Jill Metzger Found
I posted last week about Air Force Major Jill Metzger, and how she went missing in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. There's good news. She was found alive!
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - A U.S. Air Force major who went missing for three days arrived at a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday, and a senior Kyrgyz police official said that her departure "strongly complicates" the probe into her disappearance.
Maj. Jill Metzger vanished Tuesday in Bishkek, the capital of this former Soviet republic, while shopping for souvenirs at a department store before a scheduled departure from the country on Friday.
A massive search involving Kyrgyz and U.S. investigators came up empty until late Friday, when police said Metzger knocked on the door of a house in Kant, about 22 miles from the capital, and said she had been abducted.
The statement, which did not mention Metzger's condition, said it was unclear how long she would stay, but the debriefing process usually lasts three to six days.
Capt. Anna Carpenter, spokeswoman at the U.S. air base at Bishkek's civilian airport, said Saturday that Metzger was in "stable condition." Kyrgyz authorities have said only that she was exhausted.
All of us here at Wright-Patt are thrilled that she's alive and well, and hopefully bound for home soon.
Now it's time to go get the folks who abducted her and bring them to justice... Kygyz-style justice.
posted by El Capitan at 12:09 PM
Glad she was found alive and safe.
Now you're right...it's time to go get the people who did this to her.
I read this in the paper yesterday. This was so bizarre to read about. I'm glad she's in "stable condition." I'm just glad that your family knows she's now safe.8:08 PM
I meant HER family knows she's safe.8:09 PM
I hope her story is true. sound fishy to me.11:02 PM