6 Held in Fatal Kidnapping of Atlantic City Woman

Nadirah Ruffin was 20 when she was kidnapped and killed earlier this year

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 4:03 PM EDT
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6 Held in Fatal Kidnapping of Atlantic City Woman

Atlantic City Police Department

Nadirah Ruffin was abducted from a relative's home March 26.

Authorities have arrested six people in the fatal kidnapping of a young woman from a house in Atlantic City in March.

A team of more than 50 law enforcement officers made the arrests early Tuesday morning in connection with the death of 20-year-old Nadirah Ruffin.

She was taken at gunpoint by robbers, and remained missing until her body was found in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia nearly a month later.

Ruffin had been shot to death, but no state-level homicide charges have been filed in her case.

A team of more than 50 federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers executed a series of federal arrest warrants early Tuesday morning in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Ruffin.

Three of those arrested face federal kidnapping and weapons charges, while three others are accused of witness tampering or making false statements.

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