Family: West Michigan woman stuck in Thailand after escaping abduction

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RAVENNA, Mich. (WXMI) -- A dream vacation to see another part of the world turned into a nightmare for a Ravenna woman.

Alex Fairfield went to Thailand with a friend to check the trip of a lifetime off of her bucket list.

Instead, her family says she was drugged, captured and tied up, forced to escape if she wanted to save her own life.

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Alex Fairfield went to Thailand for a dream vacation -- but she claims she was drugged, captured and tied up.

(Photo credit: WXMI)

Alex Fairfield went to Thailand for a dream vacation -- but she claims she was drugged, captured and tied up.

(Photo credit: WXMI)

Alex Fairfield went to Thailand for a dream vacation -- but she claims she was drugged, captured and tied up.

(Photo credit: WXMI)

Alex Fairfield went to Thailand for a dream vacation -- but she claims she was drugged, captured and tied up.

(Photo credit: WXMI)

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Her family says they aren't getting enough help to try to bring her home.

"We just really want to get her out of the country and back home," said Alex Moore, Fairfield's brother-in-law.

Relatives say Fairfield went to a bar with her friend Joe after a long day of sightseeing. When he got up and went to the restroom, she said she felt sick and tired. They say the next thing she knew she woke up with her hands bound in an unknown place.

"She was able to loosen the ropes up," Moore said.

According to Fairfield and her family, a man from Thailand law enforcement walked into the room, but he wasn't there to help.

"It wasn't until one of the kidnappers dressed in uniform came into the room and attempted to rape her that she came to her senses," Moore said.

Fairfield told her family she was able to escape from her attacker, jumping from a balcony and then hiding in some bushes for 6 hours until she could get a taxi back to her hotel. She sent her family pictures of her injuries afterward.

They say that despite the photographic proof, they're not getting much help overseas.

"There's nothing we can do at this point to try to help her," Moore said. "We contacted the U.S. Embassy over there, but we haven't gotten very far with them."

FOX 17 contacted the U.S. Embassy in Thailand. Officials there said they can't say whether the incident really happened or not, but they don't have any authority over in Thailand. They told us they asked her to complete a police report, but she refused.

"One of the kidnappers was dressed in uniform," Moore said.

Relatives say Fairfield is afraid she might see her kidnapper again if he's part of their law enforcement. Without a police report, the embassy said there's not much they can do.

Here in the U.S., friends and family are rallying around her sister's Facebook post, asking everyone to reach out to anyone they know and to share her story. They say now the last obstacle is getting Fairfield home where she belongs.

"When she attempted to go to the airport to get her ticket, the airline who she booked through said they weren't able to do that and didn't give explicit reasons to why," said Moore. "And ultimately just said 'No, you can't board this flight.' The sooner we can get her out, the better."

The U.S. Embassy said they have checked on her to make sure she is safe. They helped move her to a different hotel, and put her under an alias. Her family said they are communicating with her through Facebook Messenger since her phone was taken during the alleged abduction.

They are working to re-book her flights to get her home. Her friend Joe is with her again as well.

Related: See more high-profile kidnapping cases:

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High-profile kidnapping cases through the years
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High-profile kidnapping cases through the years

Jaycee Lee Dugard

Phillip and Nancy Garrido abducted Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 near Lake Tahoe when she was 11 and held her captive for 18 years. Dugard was forced to live in tents and sheds behind Garrido's home in California. She was found in 2009 after Garrido brought her to his parole meeting and investigators became suspicious. Phillip Garrido reportedly raped her for years and fathered two children with her. Phillip was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison and his wife was sentenced to 36 years to life.  

Nancy Garrido
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Jaycee Lee Dugard
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Phillip Garrido
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Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of the American aviator, was kidnapped from his home in March 1932. A ladder was used to climb up to the baby's bedroom and a ransom note was left behind. The infant's body was later discovered near the Lindbergh's mansion in New Jersey. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted of murder and was later executed by electric chair.

Charles Lindbergh Jr.
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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
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Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002 when she was 14. She was found nine months later after she was recognized while out in public with her captors. Brian David Mitchell was convicted of kidnapping and raping Smart and was sentenced to life in prison in 2011. Mitchell's estranged wife, Wanda Barzee, admitted to her role in the kidnapping and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Caylee Anthony

3-year-old Caylee Anthony was last seen alive on June 16, 2008. She wasn't reported missing until a month later when her mother, Casey Anthony, told investigators that a babysitter kidnapped her. The young girl's remains were found in a wooded-area in December 2008. Casey Anthony stood trial for her daughter's murder but was acquitted.

Caylee Anthony
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Casey Anthony
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Natascha Kampusch

Natascha Kampusch vanished when she was 10-years-old in 1998 while walking to school. The woman broke free on August 23, 2006, after living for eight years in a small basement area under a garage next to the suspected kidnappers house in Strasshof, 15 miles outside of the capital Vienna. The suspect, Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide after Kampusch managed to escape.

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Carlina White

Carlina White, seen here as a baby and adult, was kidnapped from Harlem Hospital in 1987. As she grew up she began to question if the woman who was raising her was actually her mother. After doing some research she discovered a picture of herself when she was an infant on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website and was eventually reunited with her family 23 years later. The woman who abducted her, Ann Pettway, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Relisha Rudd

8-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared on March 1, 2014. She was last seen spending time with the janitor of the homeless shelter where she stayed with her mother. That man, Kahlil Tatum later killed himself but Relisha has never been found.

(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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