ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- A police chief says a 14-year-old girl has been found alive, more than a day after she was abducted from her family's Georgia home during a robbery.
Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter says Ayvani Hope Perez has been found safe in Conyers, outside Atlanta, and reunited with her family. He also says two suspects are in custody.
Federal, state and local officials had been searching around the clock for Perez. She was taken from her home around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday by two men who had demanded money and jewelry. The burglars also shot and killed the family's dog.
Police say the girl's mother tried to hide the teen and her 15-year-old brother, but the armed men found them in the house.
UPDATE at 12:20 p.m.
A report from CNN states that Ayvani Perez's has been found alive.
No word regarding her captures at this time.
We will provide updates as they become available.
The search continues for a 14-year-old Georgia girl and her kidnappers.
Police say two men broke into Ayvani Perez's home on Tuesday, and kidnapped her at gunpoint.
Investigators believe Perez’s life is in danger. They are asking for the public’s help and have released sketches of the two suspects.
Investigators say Perez’s mother tried to hide her and another sibling. The intruders shot the family's dog before taking her.
The kidnappers have demanded a $10,000 ransom for the girl’s return.
Investigators say finding the girl as quickly as possible is key.