The Vallejo’s couple, are Aaron Quinn and his wife Denise Huskins, Aaron and his wife were accused of fabricating their home invasion and kidnapping, are responding to the department’s apologies six years later.
Huskins told ABC7 News I-Team reporter Melanie Woodrow that they had to sit silently for so many years as the rest of the world had erroneous talks and judgments about the worst period of their lives and who they are as individuals.
In March 2015, Muller broke into Quinn’s home,, wearing a full-body wetsuit, and drugged, blindfolded, and tied up the couple before kidnapping Huskins.
It’s been six years since Aaron Quinn and Denise Huskins awoke to a man’s voice saying, “Wake up.” in their Vallejo, California, home. This is a heist.
Huskins was taken, and they were both bound that horrible night. Huskins was held captive for just over 48 hours before being released, but the couple feared for their safety with a kidnapper on the loose and officials dismissing their story as far-fetched.
They’ve recounted their journey in a new book called Victim F: From Crime Victims to Suspects to Survivors, now that their perpetrator Matthew Muller is in prison.
The couple’s trauma and survival experience, according to Huskins, is ultimately a love story with a happy ending. Huskins and Quinn married in 2018 and had a daughter, Olivia, who was born five years to the day Huskins was set free from her abductor.
Denise Huskins, 35, married Aaron Quinn in 2016, one year after her abductor released her after a two-day ordeal. Denise’s daughter was born in 2020, five years after she was released from prison.
Matthew Muller, a 41-year-old disbarred lawyer who had been observing her with a drone, abducted Denise from the couple’s bed in Vallejo, California.
He drugged Aaron and tied him up to prevent him from intervening, then drove an hour away with Denise in the trunk to a secluded property. He raped her and held her against her will for two days, all the while demanding $15,000 from Aaron.
Then he dropped her off in an alley outside her parents’ house, for no apparent reason. The police didn’t believe Aaron when he reported the incident and suspected him of hurting Denise. They were even less convinced of the story when she emerged.
A masked invader drugged and tied up Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn at Quinn’s home in Vallejo, California, and then kidnapped Huskins. Because her boyfriend was ordered to pay the ransom, the physical therapist was imprisoned for 48 hours and sexually raped twice.
The Huskins were released two days later in Huntington Beach, but the case would only become stranger from there.