A Georgia teen had her ransom increased by kidnappers. On Sept. 17, Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was abducted from her home by two armed men who broke into the home looking for money and jewelry. According to USA Today, Ayvani's kidnappers upped her ransom from $10,000 to $100,000.
"Clayton County Officer Phong Nguyen said the robbers pried open a back door to gain entry. Ayvani's mother, Maria Perez, tried to hide her daughter, 15-year-old son and a poodle, but the gunmen found them. After their mother said she had no valuables, one gunman shot and wounded the dog and fled with Ayvani," USA Today reports.
The Georgia teen's ransom isn't going to be easy to come up with but with the FBI now involved with the case, there may be a way for them to talk to the two men that are making such demands. Ayvani's family has been praying for her safe return but everyone seems to understand that she is in extreme danger. As the family scrambled to raise $10K, they are now learning that the men responsible for this aren't going to cooperate, nor are they going to settle.
It's a very scary situation for everyone involved but many have faith that the authorities will do their jobs and be successful in bringing Ayvani home safe.
The Georgia teen's ransom is only a part of the problem here. Police have released sketches of her two abductors and have asked for the public's help in locating the vehicle that they were last seen in: A gray Dodge or Chevrolet Impala. However, these guys could be anywhere and many fear that each passing hour, Ayvani is in more danger.
© Effie Orfanides 2013