Kidnapped Ohio woman found trapped in backyard pit, police say

A kidnapped woman was found trapped and crying in a backyard pit outside Cincinnati overnight, police said.

Her male neighbor is charged with her abduction.

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Dennis Dunn was handcuffed and placed in the back of a Blanchester cruiser amid heavy police presence shortly after 8:15 a.m., police officials said.

The suspect has known mental issues and was taken to Clinton Memorial Hospital, they said.

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Officers responded to the street about 2 a.m.

A neighbor called to report hearing cries from a backyard shed, according to police.

The first officer who arrived also heard the cries, which led him to the shed.

That’s where police say he found the woman trapped.

She was kept captive down a pit dug at the bottom of the shed, they said.

A wooden board covered the pit and was held down by heavy objects.

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