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    NV - Melissa Duran, 17, Henderson, 31 Aug 2012

    Henderson girl abducted, ransom demanded

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/henderson-g...168194456.html

    Two men knocked on the front door of a home. When 17-year-old Melissa Duran answered the door, the men snatched her. The men later called and asked the girl's mother for money. A friend of the family told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the demand was for $150,000.

    The kidnappers left the scene in a late-model, two-door red sedan, witnesses said. The front passenger fender is blue, police said.


    The article contains a photo of the car. Surely someone must know something about a red car with a blue fender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cats5vegas View Post
    Henderson girl abducted, ransom demanded

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/henderson-g...168194456.html

    Two men knocked on the front door of a home. When 17-year-old Melissa Duran answered the door, the men snatched her. The men later called and asked the girl's mother for money. A friend of the family told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the demand was for $150,000.

    The kidnappers left the scene in a late-model, two-door red sedan, witnesses said. The front passenger fender is blue, police said.


    The article contains a photo of the car. Surely someone must know something about a red car with a blue fender.
    Something is hinky about this. Not sure what it is , but......... hope the girl is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southsleuth View Post
    Something is hinky about this. Not sure what it is , but......... hope the girl is OK.
    I totally agree. My first thought is that this was set up by the girl to get money from her parents. Or possibly the kidnappers know her or of her and at least believe her parents to have some money. It just doesn't seem like a random act. It's got to be hard to hide a red car with a blue fender, so I hope this will be resolved quickly.

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    Police: Suspects abduct Henderson teen for ransom

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/19431...henderson-teen


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    2 Ransom Demands Made of Parents of Abducted Hend. Teen
    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/194311...cted-from-home

    How fortunate that the suspect's vehicle was caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera.
    According to the Channel 8 news story at 5:00pm, no real update and they do not yet know if there is a relationship between the victim and the abductors.

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    Henderson teen kidnapped from home; Amber Alert issued

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012...sued/#comments

    The suspects fled from the neighborhood in a red, late model, two-door passenger car with a blue fender on the front passenger side, police said. The most recent Amber Alert, which was issued at 3:50 p.m. Friday, indicates investigators think the suspects may have fled Nevada.

    The Amber Alert that came over my iPhone app stated that investigators are concerned that the suspects may have fled to either Southern Utah, Northern Arizona or Southern Arizona.

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    Hinky. Does this family have the ability to just write out a check for $150,000? If not, then this is super hinky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cats5vegas View Post
    I totally agree. My first thought is that this was set up by the girl to get money from her parents. Or possibly the kidnappers know her or of her and at least believe her parents to have some money. It just doesn't seem like a random act. It's got to be hard to hide a red car with a blue fender, so I hope this will be resolved quickly.
    I feel like I saw an old episode of CSI (the original one set in Las Vegas no less) where this was exactly the story line....
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    NV - Melissa Duran, 17, Henderson, 31 Aug 2012

    MELISSA DURAN, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/31/2012. Missing From HENDERSON, NV. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Henderson Police Department (Nevada) 1-702-267-4913.

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    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...01790&seqNum=1

    Endangered Missing
    MELISSA DURAN

    DOB: Apr 28, 1995
    Age Now: 17
    Missing: Aug 31, 2012
    Missing From:HENDERSON NV United States
    Sex: Female
    Race: Hispanic
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5'4" (163cm)
    Weight: 125lbs (57kg)
    Melissa was last seen at home on August 31, 2012. She may be in the company of two male companions. Melissa was last seen wearing a yellow blouse and black and white striped pants. The child's hair was pulled back in two braids. They may be traveling in a two door red sedan with chrome rims. The front of the vehicle is painted blue, similar to the photo above.
    ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
    Henderson Police Department (Nevada) 1-702-267-4913


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    LE says she was forcibly taken from her home so someone must have witnessed her abduction.

    The car is a 2 door. Where did they put Melissa?

    Amber Alert:

    http://amberalert.nv.gov/

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    Someone knows who did this....someone knows the car, I'm sure.

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    Wow. This is the second tragedy at the same high school Melissa attended in less than a week.

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/hundreds-at...167454135.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by shefner View Post
    Someone knows who did this....someone knows the car, I'm sure.
    I agree. It's not a car that can be easily hidden. Good lord. It's bright red with blue. So noticeable! My gut says it's being driven by teenagers.

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    Do we know any details of Melissa's family? Are they quite well off, do they have access to this kind of money? And if so, is this a well known fact in the area?

    Very glad they have video footage of the car (and hopefully the suspects).

    Praying for Melissa's safe release.
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