The Latest: Sister: Suspect in abduction was acquaintance

The Latest on the search for a Northern California girl abducted at gunpoint (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

The sister of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted at gunpoint says she had heard the name of the suspect in the kidnapping but didn't know him.

The Solano County Sheriff's Department says a witness saw a man identified as 19-year-old Fernando Castro dragging a screaming and bleeding Pearl Pinson across a Northern California freeway overpass Wednesday morning as she walked to school.

Investigators are searching for her over hundreds of miles of California. Police spotted Castro's car in Southern California and fatally shot him after a high-speed chase and gunbattle.

Pinson's sister, Rose Pinson, tells the Vallejo Times-Herald ( ) that Castro was an acquaintance and she had never met him.

Authorities say Castro and the missing girl knew each other but believe she was taken unwillingly.