Cornwell was abducted while walking along a road at night and talking on a cellphone to her boyfriend. The boyfriend told investigators that Cornwell complained about an SUV following her. He heard a struggle before the call ended.
Investigators have said that Cornwell's abductor may be the same man who tried to kidnap a North Carolina woman nine days before Cornwell disappeared. That incident occurred in Ranger, N.C., about 25 miles north of where Cornwell was last seen. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said it's looking for a white man in his mid-20s driving a silver Nissan Xterra with tinted windows and a brush guard on the front.