The driver and a female passenger were both taken into custody.
John R. Ecker, 35, may have been kidnapped and Riverside County authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating him.
Sheriff’s officials Thursday were investigating the death of a woman at a Hacienda Heights home.
Police found a person in the trunk of a car while making a traffic stop in North Hollywood and investigated it as a possible kidnapping.
A woman, who reportedly was abducted off a street, was killed Thursday when the suspected kidnapper’s car smashed into another vehicle during a police chase in the Westlake area.