Police investigate attempted child abduction

By WEEK Producer

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 7:49 PM CDT

TOLUCA, Ill. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible attempted child abduction near Fieldcrest West Middle School.

A 10-year-old girl said she was riding her bike to school Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. when two men in a gray car pulled up next to her.

The girl said the men asked her to come over the car and she refused. She said the car continued to follow her. Once she got to school, she told the principal who alerted police.

Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies searched the area but did not locate the car.

Sheriff Robert Russell said an investigation is ongoing but he believes this was an isolated incident.