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14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez found alive, two suspects remains at large

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Video: Kidnapped teen safe, two men in custody

  • FBI: The two suspects sketched in the photo remains at large.
  • June 2013 mug shot of suspect Wildrego Jackson

Ayvani Hope Perez, the Clayton County teen missing for two days, has been found alive in Conyers. Two suspects were taken into custody, but the FBI says the two suspects from the police sketch remain at large.

"She is safe," said Clayton County Police Chief Greg Porter in a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

Porter said Ayvani was found in Conyers, and that two individuals are in custody in connection with her abduction.

Conyers is about 25 miles from Ayvani's Clayton County home.

The FBI added other suspects are being investigated, including the two from the sketches released Tuesday.

Porter said Ayvani had been reunited with her family, and her condition was being evaluated by medical personnel. Investigators said she looks to be in good health.

Clayton County police identified one of the suspects as 29-year-old Wildrego Jackson. They described him as a career felon, currently on probation. The FBI identified the second suspect as 40-year-old Mexican national Juan Alberto Contreras Rodriguez.

The FBI said the two suspects noted in the police sketch that was circulated are still at large.

Clayton County police said Perez was abducted Early Tuesday morning by two men from a home in the Ellenwood neighborhood on Brookgate Drive.

The two men demanded money and jewelry, and shot the family's dog. When the mother told the invaders she did not have money or jewelry, they took the teen.

The family took the dog to the vet, but it did not survive.

A nationwide Amber Alert was issued after Ayrvani was taken.

Police said they did not have a motive for the kidnapping.

On Wednesday morning, NBC News reported that Perez's family said her kidnappers demanded a ransom of $10,000, but quickly raised that amount to $100,000.


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