Missing Idaho teen who sparked Amber Alert has been found, suspect in custody: Police
A multiagency search team has located 17-year-old Sandra Rios-Chavez in Surprise. Rios-Chavez, who appeared to be unharmed, is waiting to be reunited with her family. Meanwhile, her alleged kidnapper, Miguel Rodriguez-Perez, was taken into police custody
Update 4.38 a.m ET: After the alleged kidnapper's phone pinged from Kingman, police were hot on the trail of a teenage girl and her abductor following an Amber Alert. Fox10 reports that the police in Surprise announced on Tuesday early morning that the teenager has been found.
The reports quote Sgt. Tim Klarkowski with Surprise Police as saying that a multiagency search team has located 17-year-old Sandra Rios-Chavez. Rios-Chavez, who appeared to be unharmed, is waiting to be reunited with her family. Meanwhile, her alleged kidnapper, Miguel Rodriguez-Perez, was taken into police custody without further incident. Both were located within search areas where the multi-agency search team had been concentrating their efforts.
Update 12:18 a.m ET: Authorities say a suspect wanted for taking a 17-year-old girl from where she worked in Idaho has been stopped in Surprise, Arizona, reported ABC Arizona. Police in Surprise had discovered the suspect's abandoned car and have been organizing a search party in the surrounding areas.
Update 11.38 a.m ET: The Arizona Department of Transportation said on Monday that suspect, Miguel Rodriguez-Perez's phone has pinged in Kingman, Arizona. Police say he has contacts in Surprise, Ariz. and Mexico. Rodriguez-Perez drives a black Audi and his license plate number is 2J83179. Reports say that his car was spotted near Grand Avenue and Deer Valley area but it was empty. The cops are currently setting up a perimeter.
Jerome County, Idaho, activated the Amber Alert system for a 17-year-old teenage girl who is missing and has been believed to have been kidnapped.
The girl, called Sandra Janet Rios-Chavez is believed to be in danger following the assumed kidnapping from a Wendy’s restaurant at 2816 South Lincoln Ave on Sunday around 6 pm. Fox 13 Salt Lake City reported police sharing that the girl might be wearing Wendy’s restaurant-issued uniform.
"Rios-Chavez (17 years of age) may have been forcibly kidnapped by Miguel Rodriguez-Perez, who is known to drive a black 2015 Audi A4 4D with Idaho license plate # 2J83179. They may be headed toward Las Vegas, Nev.," reveals the Amber Alert news release. "Call 9-1-1 if you have any information about the whereabouts of Rios-Chavez, Rodriguez-Perez or the Audi," it added.
The girl, Rios-Chavez, has been described as Hispanic, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 122 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The alleged kidnapper, Rodriguez-Perez has been described as Hispanic, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is also believed to have tattoos on both arms, but it is uncertain what kind of clothing he may be wearing.
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