Ayvani Perez, the 14-year-old teenager who was kidnapped from home in Ellenwood, Georgia on Tuesday and whose abductors demanded $10,000 for her release, was found alive on Wednesday according to the FBI in a UPI report on Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators stated that the girl was dropped off somewhere in Conyers, Georgia, and picked up by local police. CNN is reporting that she appeared to be fine as she was being checked out and being joined by her family members.
WSBT-TV in Atlanta has reported that two suspects were in custody while the FBI was still looking for more suspects in the abduction and ransom-demands case.
Thus far, only one of the captured suspects has been identified. His name is Wildrego Jackson.
Ayvani Perez’ aunt, Suky Guerrero, told WSB-TV in Atlanta that family was attempting to collect the $10,000 for the girl’s release from the captors but she didn’t know where the money was coming from.
The incident began when strangers to the family entered the family’s home via the back door, shot the family dog, and then demanded money and jewelry. When the mother told them that she had no money or jewelry, they took off with the woman’s daughter instead. The mother was taken to the hospital after the incident after fainting several times.