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Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Breaking Victim’s Nose

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Rachel E. Schram (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Rachel E. Schram (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — DNA evidence led to charges against a Chicago woman accused of kidnapping a 50-year-old woman, beating her and leaving her with a broken nose last year in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said.

The kidnapping happened on Feb. 6, 2011 in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue. DNA–reportedly from a beer bottle in the victim’s car–led to the charges nearly a year later.

Rachel E. Schram, 29, of the 4800 block of West Erie Street is charged with one count each of aggravated kidnapping/inflicting harm and robbery, police said.

Schram is accused of robbing and kidnapping the 50-year-old woman. At some point during the kidnapping, Schram hit the woman, causing lacerations to her head. The victim also suffered a broken nose, police said.

Police said Schram was arrested on Saturday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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