Burned out car tied to kidnapping of two Hamtramck women

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Sources tell Action News that something was discovered in a burned out car that is tied to the kidnapping of two women in Hamtramck.

An item that belonged to one of the women was reportedly found in the trunk of the car that police say was used in the abduction. 

The prime suspect appeared in court yesterday.

With each passing hour the fear of what may have happened to Lois Brown's 18-year-old daughter Abreeya Brown and her 21-year-old best friend Ashley Conaway grows.

"Are they thirsty are they hungry? Have they been beaten have they been raped? Are they still alive?" Brown asks.

Abreeya and Ashley were abducted at gunpoint from a home on Andrus Street in Hamtramck. Abreeya's step dad shot at the abductors but could not stop them.

Abreeya's mother and Ashley's sister went to the Hamtramck police department Thursday morning hoping for some glimmer of hope.

"We know Cain was involved in the kidnapping and the original Detroit case involving the shooting," says Hamtramck Police Detective George Voight.

Detective Voight is referring to 25-year-old Brandon Cain. Only 7 Action News cameras were rolling as the suspected kidnapper was arraigned by video in 36th District Court. Cain's attorney and the Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor were also in court.

Investigators believe Cain kidnapped Ashley and Abreeya to silence them about a shooting on Glastonbury in Detroit three weeks ago.

That's when Cain allegedly wounded Ashley because she was ending their short relationship. We're told Abreeya was almost hit by the gunfire.

7 Action News has learned Cain tried to buy the women's silence, offering them $5,000 if they refused to testify about the shooting. But Ashley and Abreeya wanted justice.

Police believe Cain and his friend Brian Lee snatched the women Tuesday night and threw them into the trunk of a car.

The burned out vehicle that is possibly the vehicle Ashley and Abreeya were kidnapped in was spotted Thursday night at Red's Towing in Detroit.

Police say they are emotionally invested in finding these two college classmates and best friends alive.

Cain is facing multiple charges including assault with intent to commit murder. His bond was set at $500,000.

There is a $10,000 reward for any information about this kidnapping.

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