Amber Alert Issued for Abducted Nevada Teen

An Amber Alert has been issued throughout Southern California for Melissa Duran, a teen who was abducted from her home in Nevada Friday morning

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Aug 31, 2012  |  Updated 9:09 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Amber Alert Issued for Abducted Nevada Teen

Melissa Duran, 17, was abducted from her home in Henderson, Nev., Friday. The suspect were seen driving away in a red, two-door Saturn with a blue front end.

advertisement

An Amber Alert has been issued throughout Southern California counties, including San Diego, after a teenage girl was abducted from her home in Henderson, Nev., Friday.

According to authorities, 17-year-old Melissa Duran was abducted from her home at 7:30 a.m.

Two male suspects approached her house near Warm Springs Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Henderson and knocked on the door. When Duran answered, she was abducted by the men, authorities said.

The suspects fled with the teen in a late model, red, two-door Saturn with a blue hood, blue front fenders and chrome rims.

A call was later made to Duran’s parents demanding a ransom of $150,000, police said.

Police describe Duran as a 5-foot-4 Hispanic female with a medium build, weighing 125-pounds. She has brown eyes and long black hair and was last seen wearing white pants with black stripes and a yellow blouse.

One of the Duran family’s neighbors were able to capture the suspects’ vehicle on surveillance tape driving away from the home.

Anyone with information should immediately contact the Henderson Police Department at (775) 687-0400 or (702) 267-4913.
 

Follow NBC 7 for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out