Kidnapped Georgia Girl Found Alive

Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, rescued and reunited with family

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 18, 2013 12:07 PM CDT | Updated Sep 18, 2013 2:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – She's safe: The 14-year-old Georgia girl who was abducted early yesterday in a home invasion has been found alive, reports MyFoxAtlanta. Ayvani Hope Perez has been reunited with her family, says the Clayton County police chief. Two male suspects are in custody, but police are looking for others, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Details of the rescue haven't been revealed yet, with police saying only that she was found "at a location in Conyers," a city close to Atlanta. Ayvani's kidnappers had earlier demanded a $10,000 ransom.

The two men in custody are Wildrego Jackson of Atlanta, 29, and Mexican national Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, 40. Jackson has a long rap sheet, and Contreras-Rodriguez faces immigration charges. Authorities say they are not the men whose sketches were distributed to the public yesterday, meaning that the girl's actual abductors might still be at large. Still, "this is a good day," says the police chief. "She's in good health."

Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted in a home invasion early Tuesday. She was found alive today.
Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted in a home invasion early Tuesday. She was found alive today.   (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted in a home invasion early Tuesday. She was found alive today.
Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted in a home invasion early Tuesday. She was found alive today.   (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
A woman walks past a Clayton County police officer standing guard Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, near a house where 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez was kidnapped.
A woman walks past a Clayton County police officer standing guard Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, near a house where 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez was kidnapped.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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