Woman Saved From Abductor By Leaving Notes In Bathrooms

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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A woman’s hand written notes left in bathrooms in Pennsylvania helped authorities catch her sexual assaulter.

The notes provided crucial details on where and how she was being held, and were pivotal in leading to the arrest of her abuser, 38-year-old Corey Brewer. Brewer has been charged with sexual assault and unlawful restraint, WPXI reported Monday.

Court documents claim Walmart employees found a note in the women’s bathroom allegedly from a woman that said she was being assaulted and held against her will, WPXI noted. The note also stated that Brewer had a knife, this was not a joke, and whoever read the letter should call 911.

The Walmart employees handed the note over to the police, who discovered an address was included on the note. When authorities visited the address on the note, they claimed that no one answered the door, but it sounded like furniture was being moved in front of the door to form a barricade, according to WPXI. The police also attempted to call the woman, but Brewer answered and told them they were on vacation in New York. (RELATED: Woman Charged For Allegedly Shooting Mom, Kidnapping 6-Week-Old Twins)

When another note from the woman asking for help was found in the bathroom of the Fallingwater Museum in Mill Run, police returned to the address the woman had previously given with a SWAT team and were able to arrest Brewer, WPXI reported.

Once the woman had been freed from her captor, she told police that Brewer had been holding her hostage since May 1, and that Brewer threatened to kill her and her family if she attempted to escape, according to WPXI. Authorities claimed the woman’s body clearly had signs that she had been assaulted and that the two were once in a relationship; but the victim used to have a restraining order against Brewer.