A 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was kidnapped early Wednesday morning was found without shoes in New York City more than 150 miles away, officials said, with a “connection” to her kidnappers. I pointed out that
Reading Police Chief Richard Tornieri said at a press conference that evening that the Ambert Alert was issued Wednesday after Janae Kalia Henry was kidnapped from her home in Reading around 2 a.m.
Pennsylvania State Police say the child was kidnapped by an unknown man and placed in a silver Chevrolet Traverse.
She was found on Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn around 6 p.m. Wednesday, more than 15 hours later, New York City Police said.
The incident began when a person called 911 saying he had found a missing girl. Police say Kalia Henry told her caller that she was previously kidnapped from Pennsylvania.
She was taken to a hospital for evaluation and had no visible injuries, police said.
Tornieri said detectives would bring the girl back home.
The NYPD and FBI have arrested 47-year-old Dwayne Taylor on state charges in Brooklyn, Tornielli said. It’s not clear what those charges are.
He was taken into custody after Reading Police called the NYPD and said a person interested in the case was near the Broadway Junction subway station, but a search did not find him.
The motive behind the kidnapping was not shared, but Tornieri said authorities “do not believe this was a random kidnapping.”
“We believed she may have been abducted by someone she knew or knew.
the family said NBC Philadelphia Kalia Henry’s mother dated Taylor for several months after meeting online.
Reading Mayor Eddie Moran warned: “Let’s take this as a lesson to anyone trying to harm our little ones. Did.
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