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(WBIR) The Federal Bureau of Investigation said in North Carolina officials rescued a woman abducted while cleaning a west Knoxville home.

Officials found Tamra Beam, 51, of Knoxville safe Thursday morning and took a suspect into custody.

The investigation into her abduction started shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. One of Beam's housekeeping clients called police after he came home and noticed someone broke into his house. The homeowner said he first noticed that his back door had been forced open. Inside he found broken glass and blood stains throughout the house. But Beem, his housekeeper, was nowhere to be found.

Law enforcement named Beam's ex-husband, Dennis Richard Smith, 53, as a possible suspect. The homeowner said Smith has made threatening comments to Beam in the past. No word if Beam was the suspect taken into custody.

We'll keep you updated on wbir.com and 10News once we learn more.

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The FBI is now leading the investigation into a housekeeper's possible abduction during a west Knoxville home break-in Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to the house on Sheffield Drive in West Knoxville shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. The homeowner said he came home and noticed his back door had been forced open.

The homeowner said a female housekeeper was in the home at the time of the break-in. Police said there is physical evidence indicating she was possibly abducted.

WBIR 10News talked off camera to the homeowner about the incident. The homeowner said there was broken glass and blood stains throughout the house.

The missing housekeeper has been identified as Tamra Beam, 51, of Knoxville.

Police have named Beam's ex-husband, 53-year-old Dennis Richard Smith, as a possible suspect. The homeowner said Mr. Smith allegedly made threatening comments to Beam in the past. He could be driving a blue Ford Fusion with a North Carolina tag reading BCB 9836.

Law enforcement said they believe Beam is in danger. There's a possibility the two have left the Knoxville area, according to Knoxville police. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said their troopers have been informed to keep an eye out for Smith and Beam.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (865) 215-7212.

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