Special to SEGAZINE
As law enforcement agencies all around Georgia search for 14-year-old kidnapping victim Ayvani Perez, one of her best friends is praying for her safe return.
“I want to tell her that I love her,” said Perez’s friend and classmate Ariana Soeun. “I hope that she comes home because she knows everybody misses her.”
A Levi’s Call alert has been posted for Perez, who authorities said was abducted from her family’s Ellenwood home Tuesday about 2 a.m.
Police released sketches of the two armed men they believe took her during the home invasion on Brookgate Drive. Police said the mother tried to hide her two children, but the suspects found the family, along with the family’s dog, and demanded money and jewelry.
The FBI told our news partners at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspects are demanding a $10,000 ransom for Perez’s safe return.
A friend of Perez told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot she’s praying for the teen’s safe return