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Durham police release new evidence in search for kidnapped Triangle man

Posted February 5, 2018 11:54 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 2:07 p.m. EDT

Durham police have released new information about missing 26-year-old Charleston Goodman's kidnapping.

Goodman was kidnapped by four men, who shoved him in a van on Jan. 28 around 6:20 p.m.

Surveillance images reveal the van to be a 2005 or 2008 model silver Honda Odyssey. The van's passenger side sliding door was damaged, which made it difficult to close.

Charleston Goodman, missing in Durham

Police said Monday they are searching for Goodman who reportedly was last seen being forced into a van.

Goodman's mother Tammie Goodman said she is distraught by her son's disappearance.

"The only motherly instinct I have right now is that I believe my son is still alive, but he's hurt," she said. "As a mother, that's what I feel in my gut. And time is of the essence."

Goodman was last seen by his family Sunday night at 801 E. Woodcroft Pkwy.

Goodman is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Tammie Goodman said her son has no enemies.

"My son was sweet, loving and caring," she said. "He was a very gentle, young man. Going to church, he was raised in church, playing the drums, singing in the choir, ushering."

Durham police: Triangle man kidnapped in silver van

A criminal record search shows he spent about two years in jail, for assault with a deadly weapon on a government officer.

Tammie Goodman is a pancreatic cancer survivor. But she said not knowing where her son is after the incident is far worse than any cancer.

"It's tougher," she said. "I would die for my child. I really would."

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator E. Ortiz at 919-560-4400, extension 29337, Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200 or the Durham Police Department’s main desk at 919-560-4427.

Durham police release new evidence in search for kidnapped Triangle man