partlycloudy
Sunday August 2nd, 2015 4:25PM

Police: Girl, 14, abducted during home invasion

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl after they say home invaders abducted her from her house southeast of Atlanta.

Police early Tuesday morning were stopping cars and checking them during an all-out search for the girl.

The two men pried open a back door of the home in the Ellenwood area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Clayton County police said.

The home invaders demanded money and jewelry, Clayton County police Officer Phong Nguyen said. When the woman said she didn't have any, one of the men shot and killed the family dog, he said.

Police say the men then took 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez, who is 4 feet, 9 inches tall and 93 pounds. She's described as Hispanic, with brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing blue and grey Star Wars pajama bottoms and a blue and grey super hero shirt.

The girl was last seen being taken from the home in a grey Dodge, police said.

The home invasion was apparently random, Nguyen said told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"It didn't appear that they knew each other," he said of the suspects and victims. "They just moved in about a month ago."

The crime happened at 3894 Brookgate Drive in Ellenwood, a small community just southeast of Atlanta, police said. The neighborhood is on the northern edge of Clayton County, just south of the DeKalb County line.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
HCSO investigating death of woman found in Lake Lanier
Hall County authorities are investigating the death of a woman found in Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:22PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall County accident on 365 sends five to hospital
A traffic accident on Highway 365 has sent five people to the hospital.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:05PM ( 2 hours ago )
Lumpkin Co. signs ADA settlement with Justice Dept.
The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recently signed a Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), five years after an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) audit of county facilities.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:01PM ( 2 hours ago )
Streetscape project in Gillsville nears completion
Gillsville's downtown area on Ga. Highway 52 has been getting a bit of a facelift this year
11:31AM ( 4 hours ago )
Biden for President? Associates mulling Clinton challenge
Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year.
By The Associated Press
9:50AM ( 6 hours ago )