|Teen was kidnapped by armed robbers. Found safe in Atlanta suburbs.|
Ayvani Hope Perez, was found safe today after the law found her in the suburban Atlanta area of Conyers, Georgia. The nation is relieved that her young life was spared today.
The young teen along with her brother and mother were held hostage by two individuals who demanded money. The two individuals ended up shooting and killing their family dog. When the neighbors tipped off the law to a gun going off, the two individuals panicked and took the girl as "collateral".
|There were suspects. These individuals are being sought. Two others were caught after botched robbery and kidnapping.|
The suspects who would later be sought after and caught. They were caught after numerous tips led to the whereabouts of the young girl's location.
Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter in a press conference this afternoon. "This is a good day for the family," Porter said.
He credited "hardcore law enforcement, boots to the ground," for helping authorities locate the teen, who he said was found in good health but is undergoing an evaluation.
The teen has since been reunited with her family, Porter said, and two suspects have been taken into custody.
The suspects were identified by the FBI as Wildrego Jackson of Atlanta, and Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, a 40-year-old Mexican national who is being held on immigration-related charges.
This is an open investigation because the individuals arrested weren't the ones who were described in the mugshot detail.
Perez was in her pajamas when police say two men broke in the back door of her Ellenwood, Georgia., home Tuesday at 2:15 a.m. looking for jewelry and money. When Perez's mother said the family didn't have any, the suspects shot the family dog and fled the home with Perez, according to police.
The family had just moved to Ellenwood, a small community about 10 miles southeast of Atlanta, a month ago and police believed they had no connection to the abductors.