A Georgia teen who was allegedly abducted by two frustrated gunmen during a home invasion Tuesday morning was found today, according to Clayton County police.
It was not immediately known where Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was found. Police did not provide any information about her condition or whether her alleged abductors had been apprehended.
More information is expected to be released at an afternoon news conference.
Investigators fanned out across Georgia over the past two days with police checkpoints and helicopters searching for Perez.
The teen was in her pajamas when police say two men broke in the back door of her Ellenwood, Ga., home Tuesday at 2:15 a.m. looking for jewelry and money. When Perez's mother said the family didn't have any, the suspects shot the family dog and fled the home with Perez, according to police.
The girl's aunt, Suky Guerrero, told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV that the family was attempting to put enough money together to pay a ransom. Police have denied the claim that a ransom has been demanded by the suspects.
"We do believe the young lady is in harm's way. We are actively and diligently investigating this situation to make sure she is returned safely," Clayton County Police Lt. Marc Richards said.
Police were looking for a grey Dodge which they believe the intruders were driving when they fled the scene. Police late Tuesday morning released sketches of the two suspects and the FBI joined in the search.
"Our absolute, number one priority is the safe return of a 14-year-old, innocent girl," FBI agent in charge Mark Giuliano said.
The family had just moved to Ellenwood, a small community about 10 miles southeast of Atlanta, a month ago and police believe they had no connection to the abductors. The kidnapping has stunned neighbors, who have already set up Facebook pages hoping to bring the teen home alive.