Suspect arraigned in kidnapping and rape of woman on Detroit's west side

Posted at 1:04 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 16:56:12-04

A man suspected in the kidnapping, rape and torture of a 54-year-old woman was arraigned Wednesday.

Alex Myron Moore, 49, was charged with Torture and Assault With Intent to Murder in the case.

The woman was reportedly attacked as she was getting out of her car at a local store. Police sources say the suspect then held the woman for three days in a vacant house near Schoolcraft and Schaefer. 

Neighbors say the home was frequently occupied by squatters.

The woman was able to escape Saturday by breaking out of a window and running to safety, according to police.

Witnesses say most of her clothes had been ripped off and she collapsed after running for about a block.

Police sources say officers located the suspect near the victim's vehicle Sunday and placed him under arrest.