GILES COUNTY, Va. – Authorities have released new information connected to the abduction of a 2-year-old Giles County boy earlier this week.
The woman charged in connection with his abduction, Nancy Fridley, was a complete stranger to Noah Trout and the entire Trout family and he was chosen by her at random, according to the Giles County Sheriff’s Office.
“This was a calculated attempt the random was a calculated attempt to pull off one of these acts, and she had been in the area for a couple of weeks, I think that that shows some dedication,” Giles County Chief Deputy Scott Moye said.
Prior to allegedly kidnapping Noah on Sunday morning at Riverview Baptist Church, Fridley visited both New Valley Fellowship Church and Mountain View Ministries, both of which are located in Narrows.
She also visited those two churches a month before Noah’s abduction, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities believe that Fridley had been casing other locations outside Giles County, looking to kidnap a child.
“The main reason again for putting this out today is we want people to come forward., we want to have the strongest case we could possibly have to make sure this doesn’t happen again to anyone,” Moye said.
As authorities continue their investigation, they’re asking for anyone who’s had contact with Fridley or seen her vehicle, a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer with a front windshield sticker “BOOBER,” is asked to contact local law enforcement.
10 News was the only station there when 44-year-old Fridley was taken in custody on Monday at her Clifton Forge home, where investigators said Trout was found unharmed.