A young 14-year-old girl, who was reported missing from her home in Georgia, has been found alive, according to authorities.
The young victim, named Ayvani Hope Perez, had been abducted following a break-in at a residential property where she had been staying. At around 2 a.m., the two perpetrators gained unauthorized access to the home through the property’s rear entrance.
The pair demanded jewels and cash from Ayvani’s alarmed mother. However, when the woman indicated that she had nothing of value to offer, they elected to abduct Ayvani from her home in Ellenwood, Calyton County.
In a brutal act, one of the suspects is alleged to have shot the family dog, which had been frantically barking at the time of the disturbance.
Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter informed reporters of Ayvani’s discovery, stating that she was in “good health,” and was undergoing examination after being dumped in Conyers, just east of Atlanta.
A motive for the kidnapping has yet to be established. However, two suspects currently remain in police custody, including Wildrego Jackson (aged 29), from Atlanta, and an unnamed Mexican national.
However, according to Rick Maxwell, a special agent working for the FBI Atlanta Field Office, the two suspects that were recently arrested are not believed to be the same men that were depicted in earlier police sketches.
Fox News reports that the young girl’s mother was previously arrested for possession and trafficking of drugs, following the discovery of $300,000 worth of marijuana in 2012. The charges were dropped, however, shortly after her arrest.
By: James Fenner