A 23-year-old woman reported being assaulted and kidnapped was found dead, and three people were arrested in connection with her disappearance, Fox4KC.com reported.

Carol Thomas, who is from the Excelsior Springs area north of Kansas City, was reported missing Wednesday night when witnesses told police three men assaulted her and forced her into the trunk of a red Pontiac Grand Am.

Police say the car used in the abduction was found hours later completely burned out in a rural area east of Lawson, about 10 miles from Excelsior Springs.

No human remains were found in the car, and it was not immediately clear where Thomas was found.

One of the three suspects reportedly told police they killed Thomas, the landlord of a building surrounded by police told Fox 4. Police also reportedly found a stun gun at the location.

One of the men owns a vehicle that matches the found car, Fox 4 reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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