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Police: Ga. teen abducted from home found alive

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 19, 2013 at 2:08 am •  Published: September 19, 2013
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ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP) — A 14-year-old Georgia girl has been found safe after she was abducted during a home invasion robbery, and authorities released few details about their ongoing investigation.

Police said they had two suspects in custody and were searching for others who may have been involved in the kidnapping of Ayvani Hope Perez. The teen was taken from her suburban Atlanta home early Tuesday after authorities said armed robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and were told there was none.

Authorities said Wednesday they hadn't established a motive for the abduction and they didn't disclose any relationship between the suspects and the home invasion victims.

Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter said the girl was found in a nearby community, Conyers, and has since been reunited with her family.

"She's in good health, she's being evaluated as we speak," Porter said.

Wildrego Jackson, 29, faces a federal charge of conspiracy to kidnap. The police chief also said Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, a 40-year-old Mexican national, has been arrested on immigration-related charges.

He did not elaborate further.

It was not immediately known if the two men had lawyers. Henry County sheriff's records indicate that a man named Juan Alberto Contreras-Ramirez was arrested on drug trafficking charges in December of 2012, but the charges were later dropped. A federal official confirmed that man was Contreras-Rodriguez.

He and Jackson were not the men identified in police sketches released Tuesday, FBI Special Agent Rick Maxwell said. Investigators are still looking for tips about the two men pictured in the sketches, Maxwell added.

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