Ohio police have found a woman trapped in a pit dug in her neighbour's backyard shed, following her mother's call reporting cries coming from the area.
Authorities were called to the house at around 2am, where they found Jennifer Elliott trapped in a hole which was covered with a wooden board and heavy objects.
Her mother had reported the 30-year-old missing just two hours before. She then heard the cries for help and alerted the police.
Neighbour 45-year-old Dennis Dunn, who has a history of mental illness, has been arrested for the crime.
In October of last year, FOX19 reports he sent Elliott harassing calls and messages which she reported to the police, though she didn't press charges.
Sherri Pettigrew, who lives nearby, revealed that Dunn has been infatuated with Elliott, saying, "Well it's been on and off kind of like obsessive with her, he's been obsessive with her a lot."
"I can't imagine the horror she must have went through and I pray she is going to be OK," another neighbour said.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.
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