EAGLE BEND (AP) -- The mention of Connie Sarff's name in this central Minnesota town brought smiles and expressions of relief to the faces of most residents.
But they didn't have much to say about her husband, Jim Sarff, on Sunday, a day after they were found walking across the Arizona border from Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Authorities had been looking for Jim Sarff, 50, who farmed just outside Eagle Bend, and his wife after he allegedly abducted her 16 days ago from her Long Prairie apartment.
A U.S. Customs agent stopped the disheveled but otherwise apparently healthy couple Saturday morning. Jim Sarff was arrested on charges of kidnapping and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. He remains jailed in Arizona until he can be extradited to Minnesota.
Both were found in good condition, although Connie Sarff, 49, saw a doctor for what was believed to be an injured wrist or hand.
Connie Sarff confirmed authorities' suspicions that she was driven directly to Mexico against her will. She was in Arizona Sunday night but is expected to return to Minnesota today. James Sarff will go before a judge this week in Arizona. If he waives extradition, he could be back in Minnesota by the middle of the week, police said.
Connie's father, Dale Oftedahl, said he and his wife, Darlene, are relieved but apprehensive about the days to come.
''We are still concerned for her ... (Jim Sarff) hasn't been put away yet,'' he said. ''It's been a tough two weeks, but we know she has been in the prayers of thousands of people.''
Mike Sarff said his father called him Sunday.
''He was concerned about the family, the six kids, and he asked about how the birthday parties went because a couple of the grandchildren celebrated birthdays while he was gone,'' he said.
He said James Sarff also asked about media attention to the case.
Authorities say James Sarff abducted his wife from the town of 2,800 people 110 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Witnesses said they saw her struggling with her husband.
Hours later, divorce papers arrived with James Sarff's mail. Connie Sarff was ending a 30-year marriage with her husband, who once pummeled her so badly that doctors had to remove a kidney.
Todd County Attorney Gaylord Saetre said Sunday that his office will review Connie Sarff's statements and investigators' reports to see if other charges are warranted. She was said to be cooperating with investigators.
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