A woman who was held captive in a Nevada motel by her ex-lover for six months was freed by police after she took her plight to Facebook.
Police in Nevada said on Tuesday that the woman was held captive by 34-year-old Jason Greniger. He was arrested by officers at the MV Motel in Mesquite where he was holding the woman.
The motel is well-known as a golfing and gambling resort and is situated around 80 miles north of Las Vegas. The Nevada motel captive is Sheena Herschbach and, although she wasn’t physically restrained in any way, she was being held against her will under fear of death.
A spokesman for the Mesquite Police Department, Detective Sergeant MaQuade Chesley, said about the Nevada motel captive:
“She had opportunities to contact police, it just took her six months to get the courage to do it. She legitimately believed that he would kill her, hurt her or hurt her family if she didn’t stay with him.”
The suspect already has a history with law enforcement and an outstanding warrant from Minnesota on a charge of malicious punishment of a child, a first-degree felony. Greniger is being held at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas on a charge of second-degree kidnapping.
The captive, Herschbach, reached out via Facebook with a post which said: “I just whant to let every one know im sarry I whant to come home but he wont let me.”
The post also stated her location, and later on that day Mesquite police visited the Nevada motel where they freed the captive and arrested the suspect. Reportedly Herschbach had been totally cut off from the world during her time in captivity.
She was out of contact with her family, including her children, and only found out about the death of her mother after she was freed.